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Kid Ory (Trombone and Bandleader)

Born: 25th December 1886, LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S.

Died: 23rd January 1973, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Nationality: American

Edward "Kid" Ory was a Black Creole jazz trombonist and bandleader. He was born on Woodland Plantation, near LaPlace, Louisiana.

He moved to New Orleans on his 21st birthday and then to Los Angeles in 1910 and to Chicago in 1925. His prominence combined with being one of the early users of the trombone glissando technique helped establish it as a central element of New Orleans Jazz. The Ory band was an important force in reviving interest in New Orleans jazz, making popular 1940s radio broadcasts—among them a number of slots on The Orson Welles Almanac program.

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