[Dixielandjazz] Trivia

Fred Spencer drjz at bealenet.com
Sun Dec 4 20:56:51 PST 2005

Two from Marion Bauer's "Musical Questions and Quizzes" (Putnam, 1941)

Q. What instruments comprised the first known jazz band in about what year? 
A.Baritone horn,trombone, cornet, and a clarinetlike instrument made of the wood from a chinaberrytree. About 1895.

Q. Does the personnel of jazz bands remain fairly stationary?
A. No, due to the precarious nature of the work, jazz musicians are constantly changing bands. 

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