Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Appreciation Month trivia for Saturday

Apr 13, 2014

The Question: Bruce Springsteen was on the cover of both Time and Newsweek during one fateful week back in the 70's. It hasn't been that easy for jazz artists with the mainstream press, through. Only four jazzers have ever graced the cover of Time magazine. Who were they?

The answer: As is clear from the image above, your Trivia Master was wrong! There were five. We received four correct answers on our Facebook page.

Enter your response in the comments box below. All correct answers are eligible to win a CD from the KUVO archives. You may enter until 11:59 on 4/12.

Friday's Trivia for JAM

Apr 11, 2014

For Friday's JAM Trivia - if you don't know this one, guess! There's lot's of room for creativity here:

What was it about Dannie Richmond that initially turned off Charles Mingus?

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Great Day in Harlem

Apr 10, 2014

  Good morning, JAM Trivia Fans! Today on First Take, Matthew Goldwasser reviews the documentary, "Great Day in Harlem". The iconic photo of jazz greats that's the subject of the documentary was shot in 1958. 

TRIVIA QUESTION: Of the 57 musicians depicted, how many are still with us and who are they?

You must name all three musicians correctly to be a winner.  

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Paul Robeson trivia answer revealed

Apr 10, 2014

JAZZ TRIVIA: Wednesday

Today, we mark the birthday of singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson. He appeared on hundreds of recordings and acted in scores of films. However, he only sang with 2 jazz orchestras. Which ones were they?

There was 1 correct listener response to Wednesday's question. The answer (with thanks to Arturo Gomez) is  

Blue Prelude with the Ray Noble Orchestra, London, 1931

King Joe, aka Joe Louis Blues, Parts 1 and 2, with Count Basie Orchestra, NYC, 1941

Charles Mingus: postman

Apr 8, 2014

Yes, Charles Mingus was 1/2 of yesterday's 2-part Trivia answer. Mingus was the postman-turned bass player that Red Norvo (part 1) wanted to find:

Yesterday's Trivia: "When the trio came back from Hawaii, I remembered a bass player who had subbed for me in San Francisco when I was working a tour with Billie Holiday. I tried to find him. and couldn’t locate him. Eventually I found him. He was carrying mail in Los Angeles. So that’s how ????? joined me—after I convinced him to give up the mail route. That was really when it started to go."