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An improvised solo in traditional jazz draws the notes from the ________ being played at the moment.
The term “jazz” most likely came from the word “jass” which might have meant:
Although there is no exact date as to the birth of jazz, according to most accounts, the date is:
The birthplace of jazz is widely considered to be:
What event in 1917 precipitated the migration of jazz out of New Orleans to other cities?
What were the two nicknames given to jazz trumpet legend, Louis Armstrong?
Which early musician would be known as the “Father of Modern Jazz”?
The primary hub of jazz activity migrated from New Orleans to which cities?
What big band leader was known as the “King of Swing”?
Which big band singer was known as the “Queen of Scat”?
Creating “space” between the chords in the accompaniment by the piano is called:
Singing an improvised melody with nonsense syllables is called:
Which jazz saxophonist was known as the “Father of Bop”?
Bop was known as “music for the ______, not for the ______.”
Bop was known as “music for the , not for the .”
Name the three most important musicians of the bop era.
Which one of the following statements is NOT descriptive of “bop”?
In the 1960s, a radical new style of jazz combined jazz with elements of rock ‘n’ roll. It was called:
“Emancipation from strict musical rules” was the basic concept behind which style of jazz?
Which trumpet player transitioned from “bop” to “cool” to “fusion”?
Which style of jazz developed as a backlash to the pyrotechnics of “bop”?
The key concept of early jazz coming from New Orleans was ___________ improvisation.
One of the basic concepts of early jazz was the use of uneven rhythmic beats called ______ eighths.
An early New Orleans jazz group might contain a trumpet, a piano, drums, banjo, and ______
Who was the most prolific and first significant composer of Big Band jazz?
What were the four sections of a big band ensemble?
The term “collective improvisation” is best associated with Big Band jazz.
Which significant jazz composer is known for his progressive harmonies, unique tonal colors, and expansion of jazz structural forms?
Who was known as the “Father of Jump Blues”?
Which musician was best known for being a pioneer of “free” jazz?
The jazz style which broke all the harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic rules, creating complete autonomy for the instrumentalists was known as “funk jazz”.