Monday Jazz Quiz #25: This bandleader is best known for being manager of Harlem’s Minton’s Playhouse during the birth of bebop. Who was he?
Although he had success as a bandleader in the 1930’s, he is best known for being manager of Harlem’s Minton’s Playhouse during the birth of bebop. Who was he?
February 10th, 2014
Lester Young was the “Pres.” Who became known as the “Vice Pres?”
February 3rd, 2014
Born Norma Egstrom in 1920, this singer was so scared during her first recording session that her boss, Benny Goodman, was encouraged to fire her. Goodman recognized her talent and kept her. Who is Norma Egstrom?
Anita O day
January 27th, 2014
Monday Quiz Show #22: Who was nicknamed “Hootie” after “becoming literally intoxicated by Kansas City’s nightlife?”
Who was nicknamed “Hootie” after “becoming literally intoxicated by Kansas City’s nightlife?”
George E. Lee
January 20th, 2014
What big band leader was known as “The 20th Century Gabriel?”
January 13th, 2014
When this bandleader temporarily retired in 1936, key members of his band became the nucleus of the first Woody Herman Orchestra. Who is he?
January 6th, 2014
This west coast-based musician was a hot tenor of the forties who appeared in many of the top jam sessions during his era, including “The Duel,” with Dexter Gordon. Who was he?
December 23rd, 2013
This sultry singer experienced significant popularity during the 1950’s and 1960’s, appeared in film and on television, and was once married to TV’s “Joe Friday.” Who is she?
December 16th, 2013
This vocalist’s recording of “My Blue Heaven” was considered the top-selling recording of all-time prior to 1942, when Bing Crosby recorded “White Christmas.” Who was he?
Jelly Roll Morton...
December 9th, 2013
Before working with Woody Herman (and eventually marrying his singer Frances Wayne), this renowned composer/arranger contributed arrangements to Earl Hines’ big band, and subsequently played trumpet with, among others, Charlie Barnet, Horace Heidt and Charlie Spivak. Who was he?
December 2nd, 2013
What was the first jazz LP to sell one million copies?
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
John Coltrane, Giant Steps
Dave Brubeck, Time Out
Charles Lloyd, Forest Flower
Bill Evans, Waltz for Debby
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, featuring Mahalia Jackson, Black, Brown and Beige...
November 25th, 2013
Born Lillie Mae Jones, this singer toured with Lionel Hampton from 1948 – 1951, during which time her nickname was “[First Name] Bebop.” And, legend is that Hampton fired this singer seven times during this 2 1/2 year period, only to rehire her each time at the insistence of his wife Gladys. Who is she?...
October 21st, 2013