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May 2016 Sax Trivia Contest


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Carlos Pacheco from El Paso, TX US

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Recently the Apollo Theater hosted an opera about the saxophonist Charlie Parker. Commissioned by Opera Philadelphia, Charlie Parker's Yardbird features Lawrence Brownlee as Charlie Parker. Scat singing, quoting Parker's licks, and incorporating Now's the Time the opera is an infusion of classical opera and jazz styles. It features Parker's relationships with his mother, four wives and Dizzy Gillespie.


Contest Question

Who was the saxophonist that composed Charlie Parker's Yardbird?

Correct Answer

Daniel Schnyder

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