Knowledge Cards, What Do You Know about Jazz?

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True or False? Ella Fitzgerald got her start in music when, on a dare, she sang “Judy” at an amateur night competition at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Can you name the jazz musician whose primary instrument is bagpipes? Do you know who wrote the song "Lullaby of Birdland"? Lillie Mae Jones became a star jazz singer, though she changed her name first. Who was she? Can you list the players on the seminal jazz album Kind of Blue? The forty-eight cards in this invigorating quiz deck feature multipart questions that reveal enough knowledge about the players, tunes, composers, and trivia of jazz to engage everyone from the aficionado to the neophyte. As an additional feature, listening suggestions for albums and CDs that relate to the subject of each card constitute an excellent library of jazz, urging you to try out some tunes you may not know or encouraging you to put on some old favorites.

By the way, the answer is true! Ella won $25, too.