Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Big Band Quiz

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1. This band leader organized one of the first bands in 1918. He opened at the Fairmount Hotel in San Francisco. He was the first leader to hire singers for his band. His first singers were Morton Downey and Mildred Bailey. Name this leader.

2. Famous TV entertainer of the past, Jackie Gleason, wrote the theme song for his show, The Honeymooners. Can you name this theme song?

3. Throughout his musical career, Glenn Miller made many recordings, but he wrote only one song. Can you name that song?

4. During the Big Band era a vocal group known as the "Skylarks" performed with one of the big bands. Name that band.

5. Fats Waller, pianist and leader, is known for composing several songs. He also wrote scores for Broadway musicals.. What is his best known Broadway musical show?

6. What orchestra featured a vocal group known as the "Skyliners?

7. Who was the band leader that featured his sister as a vocalist with the band? …

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