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  1. The type of jazz musician today that excludes newer forms of jazz, such as Free Jazz and Fusion, and instead focuses on older forms, such as Blues, Swing, and Bebop is sometimes referred to as a:
    1. traditionalist
    2. "anything goes" artist
    3. crossover artist
    4. communist

  2. The type of jazz musician today that uses all types of music when he or she performs is sometimes referred to as a:
    1. traditionalist
    2. contemporary mainstream artist
    3. "anything goes" artist
    4. communist

  3. An exceptional jazz violinist on the jazz scene today is:
    1. Scott Joplin
    2. Dizzy Gillespie
    3. Terence Blanchard
    4. Regina Carter

  4. The type of large jazz ensemble popular in today's middle schools, high schools, and colleges is a:
    1. jazz trio
    2. combo
    3. big band
    4. chamber orchestra

  5. DIVA is:
    1. an all female big band
    2. a group of four male singers who combine smooth jazz with opera
    3. a type of bread served at jazz clubs
    4. a cable television network that programs to appeal to African American audiences

  6. Radio broadcasts of jazz began in the:
    1. 1890's
    2. 1920's
    3. 1950's
    4. 1980's

  7. Authorities in Communist countries didn't want their citizens listening to jazz because it represented:
    1. the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    2. scat singing
    3. women's rights
    4. freedom

  8. Clark Terry was the first African American musician employed by a major television network when he played trumpet in the band on:
    1. The Tonight Show
    2. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    4. Voice of America

  9. Scatting is:
    1. music with a rap beat that is usually good for dancing
    2. a type of improvised singing that uses nonsense syllables
    3. an automobile designed to run on gasoline and electric power in order to decrease the amount of gasoline consumed
    4. a blend of jazz, rhythm & blues, and gospel music

  10. A power struggle between groups of nations, conducted mostly by diplomacy and economic means rather than by military action, is called a:
    1. communist
    2. hybrid
    3. Cold War
    4. Great Depression
Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

  1. Three types of jazz musicians today are ______________________________, ________________________________, and __________________________________.


  2. Contemporary mainstream jazz artists are influenced mostly by ________________________________________________________________________.


  3. While there are very few professional _______________________ _________________________________ today, there are thousands of these ensembles across America in middle schools, high schools, and colleges.


  4. More and more ____________________________ are studying and performing jazz and becoming an integral part of the jazz scene, including trumpet player Ingrid Jensen.


  5. Jazz could be heard all over the United States when ___________________ broadcasts began in the 1920's.


  6. Since jazz represented ____________________________, authorities in Communist countries didn't want their citizens listening to it.


  7. Yet another way of hearing jazz today is on ___________________________ radio, which is a subscription radio service that requries a special radio receiver.


  8. The ________________________ _______________________ is a term used to describe the power struggle between groups of Communist and non-Communist nations.


  9. A ___________________________ car is an automobile designed to run on gasoline and electric power in order to decrease the amount of gasoline consumed.


  10. _________________________ singing is a type of improvised singing that uses nonsense syllables.

Circle T if the statement is true; circle F if the statement is false.


  1. "Crossover" artists can be traditionalists, contemporary mainstream, and "anything goes" artists, depending on the context in which they are playing. T F


  2. Big bands today are pretty much extinct; you cannot hear big band music performed live any more. T F


  3. Today, jazz can be heard on such "non-jazz" instruments as viola, cello, oboe, bassoon, and French horn. T F


  4. To this day, women are still not a part of the jazz scene, as there are very few female musicians. T F


  5. Jazz could be heard all over the United States when radio broadcasts of jazz began in the 1960's. T F


  6. Vocal jazz is not only important today, it is credited with introducing jazz to many people who might not otherwise have given it a chance. T F


  7. Communism is a system of government in which most or all property is owned by the government to be shared by all. T F


  8. French Horns, which were primarily jazz instruments during the Cold War, were often confiscated by the Soviets. T F


  9. Sampling is when you lift a small portion of a recording to modify it and use in another recording. T F


  10. The Tonight Show’s Ingrid Jensen was the first African American musician employed by a major television network. T F
Match the words in the columns correctly
  1. traditionalist
  2. Wynton Marsalis
  3. Regina Carter
  4. "anything goes" artist
  5. DIVA
  6. big band
  7. Cold War
  8. scatting
  9. Clark Terry
  10. communism
  1. the name of an all-female big band
  2. type of jazz musician that uses all types of music when he or she performs
  3. first African American employed by a major television network, on The Tonight Show
  4. the power struggle between groups of Communist and non-Communist nations
  5. system of government in which most or all property is owned by the government to be shared by all
  6. traditionalist trumpet player who has played a major role in resurgence of jazz today
  7. improvised singing that uses nonsense syllables
  8. a jazz violinist
  9. type of jazz musician that ignores newer forms of jazz and instead focuses on older forms
  10. large jazz ensemble popular in today’s middle schools, high schools, and colleges
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