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Ory, Kid, 1886-1973

LC control no.n 81097886
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LC classificationML419.O77 Biography
Personal name headingOry, Kid, 1886-1973
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Variant(s)Ory, Edward, 1886-1973
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1886-12-25
Death date1973-01-23
Place of birthLa Place (La.)
Place of deathHawaii
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationKid Ory's Creole Jazz Band Ory's Sunshine Orchestra Leon René's Orchestra
Profession or occupationTrombonists Band directors Jazz musicians
Found inNew Orleans legends. [Phonodisc] 195-.
African American National Biography, accessed March 16, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ory, Kid; Edward Ory; trombonist, bandleader, jazz musician; born 25 December, 1886 in La Place, Louisiana, United States; of Creole French, Spanish, African American and Native American heritage; started to play trombone (around 1900); led band New Orleans (1912-1919); trombonist and leader of Kid Ory's Brownskinned Babies, Kid Ory's Original Creole Jazz Band, and Sunshine Orchestra (Los Angeles and San Francisco) (1919), alto saxophonist at Plantation Café, Chicago (1925); player at Chicago Vagabonds, Sunset Café (1928-1929); played for Leon René's band, show “Lucky Day”, in San Francisco (1930s); trombonist at Barney Bigard's group (Los Angeles) (1942); played in jazz group broadcast, Orson Welles's show (1944); played in his own band Jade Room in Hollywood Boulevard (1945), ran his own club, On the Levee in San Francisco (1954-1961); played in movie The Benny Goodman Story (1955); toured Europe (1956) and England (1959); led band Beverly Cavern in Los Angeles (1961); retired to Hawaii (1966); died 23 January, 1973 in Hawaii)