It’s Jazz Appreciation month, so we’re asking what you know about these much-appreciated jazz icons.
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The Midweek Quiz: Jazz
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Who was commonly known as The First Lady of Song?
And which jazz icon was born Eleanora Fagan?
With which instrument is Louis Armstrong most associated?
And which instrument did Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker famously play?
Which jazz legend spent a year in prison in Italy on drugs charges in the early 1960s?
Who played the lead role in the 1927 film The Jazz Singer?
Who played a last-minute set at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival to an estimated crowd of 600,000 – believed to be the largest audience to ever watch a single jazz performance?
Which jazz singer has a street named after her in the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where she lived for several years?
And finally, which jazz star was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the 1955 film Pete Kelly’s Blues?