Joe 'King' Oliver (Trumpet)
Born: 19th December 1881, Aben, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: 10th April 1938, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Joseph Nathan "King" Oliver was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Also a notable composer, he wrote many tunes still played today, including "Dippermouth Blues", "Sweet Like This", "Canal Street Blues", and "Doctor Jazz". He was the mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong.