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    b. 11/05/1885 in New Orleans d. 10/04/1938 in Savannah, GeorgiaKing Oliver, (Joseph Joe Oliver), alias Joe "King" Oliver, 1885–1938, American jazz musician, b. Abend, La. Oliver began his professional career in 1904 with the Onward Brass Band. After playing with leading bands in New Orleans and establishing himself as a master cornetist, he moved to Chicago in 1918. From 1920 to 1923 he led the ...more

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