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King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band c. 1923

Joe Oliver, seated

Louis Armstrong, third from right

Lil Hardin, far right

A thorough examination of the music, life and times of trumpeter Joe ‘King’ Oliver, one of the prime movers of early Classic Jazz. 

This nearly four hours of programming that includes exclusive live performances of Oliver’s music by: South Frisco Jazz Band; Fenix Jazz Band of Argentina and Evergreen Classic Jazz Band of Washington

Oliver’s own historic records with his Creole Jazz Band, Dixie Syncopators and Jelly Roll Morton are heard along with music from: The Southern Stompers (France), Ted Schafer’s Jelly Roll Jazz Band, John Gill’s Dixieland Serenaders, Abbi Hubner’s Lowdown Wizards (Germany), Chris Tyle’s Silver Leaf Jazz Band and Keith Nichols Red Hot Syncopators (Britain).

Vintage JAZZ RHYTHM program: