Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

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This well-known piano player was nicknamed "pianist to the presidents". He played for every commander-in-chief from H. Truman to George H.W. Bush. Name him.

2. This early jazz orchestra leader once threw a Christmas party for 10,000 children at Madison Square Garden in N.Y. and brought 10,000 toys and candy for them. Name him.

3. Name the song that singer Doris Day received a Grammy Hall of Fame for.

4. There were several band leaders who had their wives as vocalists with their band. Can you name at least 4 of these band leaders.

5. On an old weekly radio program that aired Sunday evenings from 1938 to 1948, a big band was featured each week. Name the radio program.

6. This trumpet player , as a young man, played with a circus band and eventually soloed under the big top. Who was he?

7. Name the piano-playing band leader who had his daughter as featured singer with the band.

8. Who was the famous blind pianist who was active during the Big Band era? …

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