Type
Crossword
Description

Created during the 17 century Piano
Founded in 1895 Jazz
Created in France in 15 century Trombone
Born in Washignton Duke Ellington
Played the tenor saxophone Charlie Parker
Played along with his trio Ted Nash
Created by Heinrich Stoelzel Trumpet
His nickname was Cheeky chick corea
Born on April 12,1940 Herbie Hancock
Was made in ancient China Drum

Jazz and Blues Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The first white band leader to use black musicians in his group? Benny Goodman
The band leader who is still listed as missing in action? Glenn Miller
playing or singing a piece of music previously performed by another musician is called a? Cover song
to make up music on the spot? Improvise
Who is considered the best female scat singer ever? Ella Fitzgerald
Charlie Parker’s instrument was the? Saxophone
Louis Armstrong’s main instrument was the? Trumpet
Scott Joplin was famous for what style of music? Ragtime
What trumpet player briefly ran for President in 1963-1964? Dizzy Gillespie
What was Benny Goodman’s instrument known as? Licorice stick
Practicing and practicing until you get it right? Woodshed
Who was the band leader that always dressed like royalty? Duke Ellington
What was Glenn Miller’s instrument? Trombone
This famous band leader was known for his fast, flying fingers across the piano keys? Count Basie
A round cylinder attached to paper punched with holes is called a? Piano Roll
Billie Holiday always ware this flower in her hair when performing Gardenia
The style of jazz with fast tempos and lots of improvisation is called? Bebop
The first time for a performance is a? Debut
Singing that uses nonsense syllables instead of real words. Scat
music played and or sung about lost loves? Torch Song
The musician who died poor and disappointed? Scott Joplin
Female singer who had stage fright? Sarah Vaughn
a job playing music is called a? Gig
A musical mix of African and Cuban rhythms is called? Afro-Cuban Jazz
B.B. King’s guitar Lucille
Benny Goodman’s nick name King of Swing
Benny Goodman’s signature glare when a musician messed up earned him this nickname? The Ray
Dizzy Gillespie was known as? Ambassador of Jazz
one of Louis Armstrong’s nicknames Satchmo
Nightclub in Harlem Cotton Club
Louis Armstrong King of Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of Song
Musical Prodigy Herbie Hancock
King of the Blues BB King
Lady Day Billie Holiday
Scott Joplin King of Ragtime
Charlie Parker’s nickname Yardbird
Queen of the blues Dinah Washington
New York nightclub named in honor of Charlie Parker Birdland

Ms. Brenner's Jazz Review Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Take the A Train
trombone
saxophone
A Tisket A Tasket
bebop
big band
chops
clarinet
Congo Square
drums
Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald
gig
guitar
improvisation
jazz band
Maple Leaf Rag
Mississippi River
New Orleans
piano
Ragtime
scat
Scott Joplin
singer
Sprirituals
syncopation
The Entertainer
trumpet

The Jazz Crossword Challenge: 2

Type
Crossword
Description

What was the nickname for the big-band jazz of the 1930s Swing
Where was the Savoy Ballroom located Harlem
What drummer led the house band at the Savoy Ballroom Chick Webb
What was the name of the radio program that offered Benny Goodman a national audience? Lets Dance
What was the year of Goodman s Carnegie Hall concert 1938
The Benny Goodman Trio expanded to a quartet by the addition of what vibraphone player Lionel Hampton
What electric guitarist gained national exposure playing in the Benny Goodman sextet Charlie Christian
What is a popular song that has become part of the permanent repertory for jazz musicians jazz standard
The early career of Count Basie is representative of the style of jazz associated with what city Kansas City
What tenor saxophonist was a star soloist in the early Basie band and was also one of Billie Holiday's preferred accompanists Lester Young
Chick Webb achieved commercial success and a national audience when he hired what singer for his band Ella Fitzgerald
In what city was the Palomar Ballroom located, the dance club that was the venue for the successful concert that catapulted Goodman to stardom Los Angeles
What was the 1939 song performed by Billie Holiday that dealt with lynching Strange Fruit
What alto saxophonist was the soloist for "Come Sunday" in the Carnegie Hall premiere of Duke Ellington's Black, Brown, and Beige Johnny Hodges
Coleman Hawkins (who came to fame while playing with Fletcher Henderson), Ben Webster (who came to fame while playing with Duke Ellington), and Lester Young (who came to fame while playing with Count Basie) were the three great pillars playing what instrutment tenor saxophone
What was the piece composed by Billy Strayhorn based on the directions that Ellington gave him to his apartment Take the A Train
Used band members as instruments and wrote music based off their strengths Duke Ellington
What tenor saxophonist, who modeled his sound after Coleman Hawkins, after playing with Benny Moten, Andy Kirk, Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway, and Teddy Wilson, made a name for himself as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra Ben Webster
What was Johnny Hodges instrument Alto Saxophone
What pianist and arranger, who would become Ellington s musical alter ego, was the composer of Take the A Train Billy Strayhorn
In what year was the first Newport Jazz Festival presented 1954
What bass player with the Duke Ellington Orchestra would record the first bass solos that departed from the walking bass style in favor of a freely melodic conception Jimmy Blanton
What pianist and entertainer was also the composer of many songs which became standards, including "Ain't Misbehavin“ Fats Waller
What pianist was acknowledged for both his virtuosity and complex harmonic substitutions Art Tatum
a person who excels in musical technique or execution is know as a virtuoso
What was the instrument of Roy Eldridge, the first black musician to sit in a white orchestra (Gene Krupa's band) Trumpet
Django Reinhardt, considered to be the first European jazz master, played what instrument guitar

Musical Instruments Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Silver member of the woodwind family flute
A string instrument that can have four, six or twelve strings guitar
High-pitched brass instrument trumpet
A brass instrument that was used when hunting French horn
Largest and lowest member of the brass family Bass
A percussion instrument with many bars xylophone
This percussion instrument is named for its shape Triangle
A high sing voice for a woman soprano
A high singing voice for a man Tenor
A low singing voice for a woman alto
This woodwind is known for playing jazz music saxophone
This instrument has 88 keys. piano
A woodwind instrument with a double reed oboe
This percussion instrument makes a big CRASH cymbal
A brass instrument with a slide trombone
The person leading the group Conductor

Who's Who of Jazz Music Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Louis Armstrong
Dave Brubeck
Hancock Herbie
Lionel Hampton
John Coltrane
Gillespie Dizzy
Ellington Duke
Peterson Oscar
Miles Davis
Billie Holiday
Charlie Parker
Count Basie
Simone Nina

Roots of Jazz Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

In which city did jazz begin? New Orleans
Who was the most famous Ragtime composer? Scott Joplin
What was the general mood of Dixieland jazz? fun
What was Louis Armstrong's nickname? Satchmo
What instrument did Louis Armstrong play? trumpet
What is another word for fast? allegro
What is another word for medium? moderato
What is another word for slow? andante
What style did Bessie Smith perform? blues
Who is the "Father of the Blues?" WCHandy
What instrument did Duke Ellington play? piano
What style of music did the Duke Ellington Orchestra perform? swing
What do trumpet players use to change their sound? mute

Musical Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

marching
scales
metronomes
tuners
mouthpiece
sharps
flats
key signature
fermata
sixteenth note
eighth note
rests
quarter note
half note
whole note
rhythms
notes
spaces
lines
staff
bass clef
treble clef
bar line
measure
time signature
ligature
tuning slide
valves
neckstrap
reeds
bells
marimba
xylophone
mallets
cymbals
snare
timpani
alto
tenor
baritone
piccolo
flute
oboe
french horn
trombone
percussion
tuba
trumpet
saxophone
clarinet

BAND Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

intonation
beatles
perfection
adjudicate
allegro
andante
bach
band
bass
bassoon
beethoven
clarinet
coltrane
determination
director
ensemble
flute
focus
handel
haydn
horn
jazz
ledzeppelin
maestro
march
marimba
nirvana
oboe
orchestra
pepband
percussion
practice
presto
ruff
saxophone
sousa
stevensville
syncopation
treble
trombone
trumpet
tuba
work
xylophone
yellowjacket

Famous African Americans Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

First African American President of the United States. Barack Obama
Famous African American poet, she was also an author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou
Known for his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. Martin Luther King Jr
Known for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks
Amazing blues singer nicknamed "The Empress of Blues." Bessie Smith
Very talented jazz trumpeter. Louis Armstrong
African American historian, literary critic, filmmaker, and public intellectual. Dr Henry Gates Jr
He wanted equal rights for all African Americans. W E B DuBois
He wanted vocational and educational rights for African Americans, he also founded Tuskegee University. Booker T Washington
He was composer, a pianist, and band leader of a jazz orchestra. Duke Ellington

Musical Instruments Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

PIANO
XYLOPHONE
BASS GUITAR
OBOE
TRIANGLE
CLARINET
FLUTE
TUBA
SAXOPHONE
CYMBALS
HARP
GUITAR
CELLO
TROMBONE
DRUMS
VIOLIN
RECORDER
TRUMPET