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Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

John McCusker


Edward “Kid” Ory (1886–1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. This book tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a French-speaking, ethnically mixed family, to his emergence in New Orleans as the city’s hottest band leader. The Ory band featured such future jazz stars as Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, and was widely considered New Orleans’s top “hot” band. Ory’s career took him from New Orleans to California, where he and his band created the first African American New Orleans jazz recordings ever made. In 1925 Ory mo ... More

Keywords: Edward Kid Ory, trombonist, composer, recording artist, early New Orleans, jazz band leader, sugar cane plantation, ethnically mixed family, Ory band, jazz stars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617036262
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McCusker, author