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Question 1: When not touring, Kennedy divides his time between residences in ________ (where his ex-partner and son Sark live); and London and Kraków where he lives with his Polish second wife, Agnieszka.
Great MalvernBarnards GreenMalvern WellsMalvern, Worcestershire

Question 2: In 1999 Sony Classical released The Kennedy Experience, which featured improvisational recordings of ________ compositions.
Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop FestivalJimi HendrixHey JoeThe Jimi Hendrix Experience

Question 3: Kennedy's recording of________'s The Four Seasons with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1989 sold over 2 million copies and earned a place as one of the best-selling classical works ever.
Antonio VivaldiBaroque musicVeniceWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Question 4: Lauri and Dorothy settled in ________ where their son, the cellist John Kennedy, was born.
United KingdomCanadaAustraliaBarbados

Question 5: According to a ________ interview with Kennedy, the violinist stated that the recording is "an album of music inspired by Jimi Hendrix.
Norwegian Broadcasting CorporationTG4BBCRaidió Teilifís Éireann

Question 6: He also introduces improvisatory elements in his performances, as in his ________-inspired cadenza to the Beethoven violin concerto and his jazz and fusion recordings.
Jimi HendrixHistoric Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop FestivalThe Jimi Hendrix ExperienceHey Joe

Question 7: In late 2005, Kennedy went to New York to record his first album for the jazz label ________.
Art BlakeyBlue Note RecordsFreddie HubbardMiles Davis

Question 8: His grandfather was Lauri Kennedy, a British-born musician and principal cellist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra[1] who played with Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, ________ and others.
Georg SoltiSviatoslav RichterDaniel BarenboimArthur Rubinstein

Question 9: [9] On the recording, Kennedy is accompanied by seven other musicians, and the lineup includes two ________, an oboe, two guitars, a Dobro, flute, and double bass.
CelloConcertoCello concertoViolin

Question 10: Other musicians on the album were Ron Carter on double bass, ________ on drums; and saxophonist Joe Lovano.
Miles DavisJack DeJohnetteFreddie HubbardJazz


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