Ultimate Jazz Quiz Questions and Answers

Think you know your jazz trivia? Then try our ultimate jazz quiz questions and show off your jazz hands or really feel the blues!

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Right, it’s time to see how much you know about jazz!

Jazz originated in New Orleans during the second half of the 19th century as a music genre based on improvization and emotion. Whether master or newcomer, this jazz quiz will test your knowledge and hopefully teach you something new!

For the average Joe (like us), jazz music is a calming genre that relaxes you after a stressful day, or helps you focus before a big morning. We’re sure that you are not average by any means, but we still want to see how much jazz trivia you can handle!

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It’s time to test your jazz trivia

Do you know your Armstrong from your Dukes? Your Coleman from your Miles? If you think so, step right up! Let’s separate the amateurs from the pros and make you boogie on out of here feeling like the master of jazz and blues trivia!

We’ll be testing you on things like the ‘Queen’ of jazz, Miles Davis openers and which instruments famous jazz musicians played. We’ll even ask you who had to develop a new embouchure due to a mouth injury during their career! So, do you have what it takes?

If you consider yourself a musical maestro, why not try our various Music Quizzes too? We’ve got so many amazing quizzes to choose from!

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Do you know who this legendary jazz musician is?

Jazz Quiz Questions

What city is considered to be the birthplace of jazz music?

What was the first ever jazz record to be released commercially?

Jazz is characterized by...

Who is often named the 'Queen of Jazz'?

What instrument did Miles Davis play?

Which trumpeter had to develop a new embouchure due to a mouth injury?

When was the 'Jazz Age'?

When is International Jazz Day celebrated?

Jazz pianist Spencer Williams inspired which dance craze?

What instrument did John Coltrane pick up before the end of his career?

Which of these was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize?

What type of jazz did clarinet player Benny Goodman popularize in the 1930s?

Who joins Ella Fitzgerald on the track 'Cheek to Cheek'?

'So What' is the opening track to which Miles Davis album?

Louis Armstrong popularized what kind of singing?


Plan your own quiz night

quiz books

If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

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We hope you loved our jazz quiz questions and answers! Hopefully you may have learned a thing or two along the way.

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