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Joe 'King' Oliver (Trumpet)

Born: 19th December 1881, Aben, Louisiana, U.S.

Died: 10th April 1938, Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

Nationality: American

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.

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