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A native of LaPlace in St. John the Baptist Parish, Ory was the first important trombonist on the New Orleans jazz scebe and the first African-American bandleader to record New Orleans jazz material. He also recorded with Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, and Jelly Roll Morton. By the 1930s, interest in traditional New Orleans jazz dwindled and so did Ory’s career, temporarily. But a traditional jazz revival brought Ory roaring back in the 1940s, and he remained active for another three decades.

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Charles "Buddy" Bolden

He replaced Bolden when he had his mental breakdown in 1907.

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Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton

He recorded with Morton’s Red hot Peppers band.

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Joe King Oliver

He recorded with Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators.

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Louis Armstrong

He played in Armstrong’s Hot Five band.

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Sidney Bechet

During his musical career, he worked with Bechet.

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Charles "Buddy" Bolden
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton
Joe King Oliver
Johnny Dodds
Louis Armstrong
Sidney Bechet