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Jazz History Quiz #102

Billy Eckstine



This famed jazz artist played the piano professionally as a seventh grader before switching to drums, learning to play in the styles of Chick Webb and Sid Catlett.  Before forming his own band in the early 1950’s, he played with Mary Lou Williams in New York, toured the South with Fletcher Henderson’s band, and was the drummer in Billy Eckstine’s group from 1944 – 1947.  Who is he?


 Elvin Jones

 Roy Haynes

 Philly Joe Jones

 Kenny Clarke

Jo Jones 

Max Roach 

 Art Blakey

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