Jazz Masters: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter & More


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Where did Louis Armstrong first hear the trumpet and fall in love with music?

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1. What popular band did Louis Armstrong knock out of the number one spot on the Billboard 100 with his hit Hello Dolly?

2. Charlie Parker's nickname was _____, while Louis Armstrong's nickname was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jazz music means different things to different people. However, there are a few jazz musicians that most people know as legends. These quiz questions will test your knowledge on some of the most prolific jazz musicians of the 20th century.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your knowledge on the following:

  • Instruments that contributed to the development of jazz
  • Where Louis Armstrong grew up
  • Bands that Louis Armstrong topped in the Billboard charts
  • What other name Charlie Parker was known as
  • Ivy league school attended by Cole Porter

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different upbringings of different jazz musicians
  • Information recall - access knowledge about famous jazz songs of the 20th century to answer quiz questions
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about musicians' nicknames to answer related questions

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson titled Jazz Masters: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter & More, you will learn more about the following:

  • Armstrong, Parker, and Porter's educational backgrounds
  • Instruments that these musicians played
  • The personal life of Cole Porter
  • Each musician's impact on the development of jazz