The Smooth Jazz Ride Trivia -- September 2009

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 100

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Jazz Music Quizzes & Trivia

Do you fancy yourself an authority on smooth jazz? Do you just want to see how much you know about our beloved genre? Well, test your knowledge right here!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What veteran pianist/composer includes “Voices in Rain” and “Rainbow Seeker” among his or her bestsellers?
  • 2. 
    Evan Marks and Carl Evans Jr. share what West Coast band in common?
    • A. 

      The Rippingtons

    • B. 

      DW3

    • C. 

      Fattburger

  • 3. 
    The debut album from British acid jazz group, Incognito, was released in what year?
    • A. 

      1983

    • B. 

      1981

    • C. 

      1987

  • 4. 
    What saxman is also an avid cyclist who traveled to the Tour de France in 2003 to witness the event's 100th anniversary?
    • A. 

      Kenny G

    • B. 

      Eric Marienthal

    • C. 

      Marion Meadows

  • 5. 
    What new artist had a self-produced album in 2007 called “Just a Little Bit” but achieved true recognition with a debut release on the Trippin n' Rhythm label this year?
    • A. 

      Daniela Nardi

    • B. 

      Laura Izibor

    • C. 

      Shannon Kennedy

    • D. 

      Gianna

    • E. 

      Cindy Bradley

  • 6. 
    What bassist is set to tour Europe & Japan with trumpeter Christian Scott this year?
    • A. 

      Mel Brown

    • B. 

      Marcus Miller

    • C. 

      Michael Manson

  • 7. 
    Who once instructed 19-yr-old Stevie Wonder, "You gotta sing with your diaphragm, boy!?"
    • A. 

      Carl Anderson

    • B. 

      Al Jarreau

    • C. 

      Barry Gordy, Jr.

  • 8. 
    Who is the youngest of these three artists?
    • A. 

      Jackiem Joyner

    • B. 

      Jessy J

    • C. 

      Eric Darius

  • 9. 
    What music teacher has performed as the sax soloist for Justin Timberlake and Keiko Matsui?
    • A. 

      Michael Lington

    • B. 

      Michael Ghegan

    • C. 

      Paul Taylor

  • 10. 
    What artist appeared twice in the TV series, "Nip/Tuck?"
    • A. 

      Rick Kelly

    • B. 

      Paul Taylor

    • C. 

      Branford Marsalis

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