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Dominick 'Nick' James La Rocca (Composer)

Born: 11th April 1884, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Died: 22nd February 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Nationality: American

Dominic James "Nick" LaRocca was an American early jazz cornetist and trumpeter and the leader of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. He is the composer of one of the most recorded jazz classics of all-time, "Tiger Rag". He was part of what is generally regarded as the first recorded jazz band, a band which recorded and released the first jazz recording, "Livery Stable Blues" in 1917.