Joe King Oliver

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Birthday
11, 1885
Birthplace
Aben, LA
Death Date
Apr 8, 1938 (52)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1885
Birthplace
Aben, LA
Death Date
Apr 8, 1938 (52)

About

Known for his use of mutes in jazz, as well as for his compositions, like "Doctor Jazz."

Before Fame

He started playing with brass bands in New Orleans in his mid-twenties and started his own extremely popular band with Kid Ory.

Trivia

His band King Oliver and his Dixie Syncopators was an expanded group of nine, which toured in the mid-1920s.

Family Life

He and his wife raised a daughter named Ruby.

Associated With

Oliver was mentor to Louis Armstrong and one of his most important influences.