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Monday Quiz Show #7

Before following Anita O’Day as lead singer of Stan Kenton’s orchestra, she was known as Sharon Leslie, and sang with a group led by Boyd Raeburn. Who was she? […] Continue reading »

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Monday Quiz Show #4

Ralph Ellison described this Oklahoma City native — eventually known as “Mr. Five by Five” — as once being a “compact, debonair young man who dressed with an easy elegance.” Who is he?
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Monday Quiz Show #3

Before being involved in organizing the Jazz Composers Guild, this important figure in the free jazz movement of the 1960’s was a cigarette girl at New York’s Birdland.

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Monday Quiz Show #1

“Adolphus” had one of the longest careers in the history of jazz, having played with, among others, Bessie Smith, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Cab Calloway, Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman.

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