HCHS/HCMS Jazz Musicians

Can you name the people & terms from Jazz?

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Pianist & synthesizer player/experimental music/dropped real name for pseudonym/cosmic philosophy/led The Arkestra/recorded over 100 albums (over 1000 songs)
Clarinetist & band leader known as the King of Swing and The Professor/brought jazz to forefront w/1938 concert at Carnegie Hall/led integrated jazz group/1909-1986
Trumpeter/won 1997 Pulitzer for jazz oratorio about slavery Blood on the Fields/co-founder of Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble/went to Julliard/toured w/Herbie Hancock & Art Blakey
Pianist, bandleader, & composer/in Davis's Second Great Quintet/architect of post-bop sound/teaches poetry at Harvard/Cantaloupe Island/Watermelon Man/Rockit/River:the Joni Letters
Saxophonist known as Yardbird/icon for hipster subculture & Beat Generation for uncompromising artistry/Jazz at Massey Hall/1920-1955
Jazz pianist & band leader/formed jazz orchestra & led it for almost 50 years/One O'Clock Jump & April in Paris/1904-1984
Trumpeter, band leader, & composer, studied at Juliard but dropped out/heroid addict in early 50's/Kind of Blue, Birth of the Cool, & Round About Midnight albums/1926-1991
Leader of very popular dance band in 1920's & 30's made up of only white musicians b/c of segregation/was called the 'King of Jazz'
Saxophone player/helped pioneer use of modes in jazz/at forefront of 'Free Jazz'/played with Davis & Monk/1926-1967
Jazz singer, songwriter, actress named Eleanora Fagan/nicknamed Lady Day/worked w/Basie/Lady Sings the Blues/1915-1959
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Pianist, composer, & singer referred to as The Genius/pioneered soul music in 50's/Modern Sounds/blind from age of 7/1930-2004
Saxophonist, violinist, & trumpeter/was a founder of free jazz & coined term/won 2007 Pulitzer for album Sound Grammar/Broadway Blues/Lonely Woman
Alto-saxophonist of the 1950's & 1960's Hard Bop era/best known for Mercy, Mercy, Mercy/played w/Miles Davis on Kind of Blue & Milestones
Double bassist & pianist/proponent of collective improvisation/founded Jazz Workshop/records Pithecanthropus Erectus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady/Impulse!
Jazz pianist & composer/2nd most recorded jazz composer after Ellington/known for style in suits, hats, & sunglasses/would stop playing & dance during performances/1917-1982
Jazz singer w/range spanning 3 octaves/known as First Lady of Song & Queen of Jazz/40 million copies of 70-plus albums & 13 Grammy's/1917-1996
Arguably best jazz trumpeter with incredibly complex music/used bent horn w/bell at 45 degree angle/1917-1993
Nicknamed Satchmo or Pops/trumpet player & scat singer/led group known as the All Stars/1901-1971
American composer, pianist and bandleader of a jazz orchestra/over 1000 compositions/based in NY/led his orchestra from 1923-1974

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