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Creole TromboneKid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz$
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John McCusker

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036262

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.001.0001

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1900–1904 Orphan

1900–1904 Orphan

(p.42) Chapter 3 1900–1904 Orphan
Creole Trombone

John McCusker

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the story of Kid Ory’s life and music during the period from 1900 to 1904. It explains that although Ory’s parents died during this period, between all his hand-to-mouth activities he still found time for music. Ory purchased his first banjo in 1901 and took various jobs to be able to purchase musical instruments for his group.

Keywords:   Kid Ory, banjo, musical instruments

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