Original Dixieland Jazz Band
|Tags:||jazz dixieland new orleans dixieland jazz american|
|Decades:||1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
In May 1916 several young white New Orleans musicians were working in Chicago, often appearing in the same bands. After a few changes the musicians settled down as a permanent band, with the personnel comprising Nick LaRocca (Dominic James LaRocca, 11 April 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 February 1961, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; cornet) Eddie Edwards (b. 22 May 1891, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 April 1963; trombone), Larry Shields (b. Lawrence Shields, 13 September 1893, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 21 November 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA; clarinet), pianist Henry Ragas (b. 1891, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA d. 18 February 1919, New York City, New York, USA) - his successor at the piano, J. Russell Robinson (b. 8 July 1892, d. 30 September 1963) and Tony Sbarbaro (Spargo) (b. 27 June 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 October 1969; drums). Under its somewhat hyperbolic and misleading title, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, aided by...