Edward Kid Ory Edit Profile
Student Milesville (Louisiana) School.
Annual Began professional career as valve trombonist, leader seven piece band, Milesville, 1896. Took up slide trombone, 1900. Leader jazz band, New Orleans, 1908-1919.
Recorded 1st phonograph records of Creole jazz band, Ory’s Creole Trombone and Society Blues, 1921. Member Joe King Oliver’s band, 1925-1929. Leon Reney band, 1929-1932, recorded with King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly-Roll Morton, New Orleans Wanderers, New Orleans Bootblacks, other groups, 1925-1929.
Proprietor poultry farm, 1932-1942. Leader 1st jazz band in radio broadcasting on Orson Welles show, 1942-1943. Leader jazz bands until 1961.
Star Dixieland at Disneyland, 1961-1965. Concert tours, Europe, England, Scotland, 1956, 1959. Star Crescent City’s Jazz and Heritage Festival, 1971.
Victor, Columbia. Decca, Good Time Jazz, Verve, Crescent records. 1st high fidelity records for Exner Records, 1946. Motion picture appearances include New Orleans, 1946, Crossfire, 1947, Mahogany Magic, 1950.
Benny Goodman Story, 1956. Recorded for Armed Forces Radio Information Recordings, also educational jazz film for United States Information Service.
Member A.S.C.A.P., hot clubs France Grand Prix, 1962, Prix Mondial, 1964, Belgium, Denmark, Holland. Southern California Hot Jazz Society.
Married Elizabeth Barbara Lawless, September 15, 1953.