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Benny Carter: Quiz


Question 1: The ________ honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986.
Rocco LandesmanJohn FrohnmayerNational Endowment for the ArtsDana Gioia

Question 2: Benny Carter visited ________ in 1960 with his own quartet, performed at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival with Dizzy Gillespie, and recorded with a Scandinavian band in Switzerland the same year.
United KingdomAustraliaBarbadosCanada

Question 3: He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King In 1958, he performed with ________ at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival.
Ella FitzgeraldCount BasieBillie HolidayLady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944

Question 4: He first recorded in 1928 with Charlie Johnson's Orchestra, also arranging the titles recorded, and formed his first ________ the following year.
Big bandBebopJazzSwing music

Question 5: His arrangements were much in demand and were featured on recordings by ________, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, and Tommy Dorsey.
ClarinetWoody HermanBenny GoodmanArtie Shaw

Question 6: He received the Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence and his music was performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, ________ and Bobby Short.
All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole TrioQuiet Nights (Diana Krall album)Diana KrallFrom This Moment On (album)

Question 7: From 1924 to 1928, Carter gained valuable professional experience as a sideman in some of ________'s top bands.
ConnecticutMassachusettsNew YorkNew Jersey

Question 8: Carter was also a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1996, and received honorary doctorates from Princeton (1974),[12] Rutgers (1991),[13] ________ (1994), and the New England Conservatory (1998).
Harvard UniversityHarvard CrimsonBrown UniversityRutgers University

Question 9: Carter died in ________ at Cedars-Sinai Hospital July 12, 2003 from complications of bronchitis at the age of 95.
Glendale, CaliforniaLong Beach, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaLos Angeles

Question 10: In 1990, Carter was named "Jazz Artist of the Year" in both the ________[11] and Jazz Times International Critics' polls.
Down BeatLester YoungDuke EllingtonMiles Davis


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