Cool Jazz: History, Characteristics & Musicians


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Cool jazz began as a reaction against what other subgenre of jazz?

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1. Which of the following was one of the earliest influences on cool jazz?

2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of cool jazz?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of cool jazz, specifically its origin, characteristics and early contributors. Each quiz question is in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Characteristics of cool jazz
  • Other subgenres of jazz
  • Time period that cool jazz was popular in
  • Early hit songs
  • Early influences on this subgenre

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify the song that helped make cool jazz popular worldwide
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on cool jazz
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what this subgenre began as a reaction to

Additional Learning

Cool Jazz: History, Characteristics & Musicians is a lesson that will teach you more about this type of music. The covered objectives include:

  • Review the characteristics of other subgenres of jazz
  • Know figures involved in the development of cool jazz
  • Understand the musical features of cool jazz