King Oliver

Real Name:Joseph Nathan Oliver

Early jazz cornet player and band leader, born May 11, 1885 in New Orleans, died April 8 or 10, 1938 in Savannah, Georgia
Oliver began his professional career in 1904 with the Onward Brass Band. After playing with leading bands in New Orleans and establishing himself as a master cornetist, he moved to Chicago in 1918. From 1920 to 1923 he led the Creole Jazz Band, which became the greatest exponent of the New Orleans jazz idiom. Oliver's style was noted for its bursting, exuberant power and its great range. He strongly influenced Louis Armstrong.

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In Groups:Blind Willie Dunn & His Gin Bottle Four, Clarence Williams And His Orchestra, Clarence Williams Jazz Band, Clarence Williams' Blue Five, Clarence Williams' Novelty Four, King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators, King Oliver & His Orchestra, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, King Oliver's Jazz Band
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