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Arpil 23, 2019

  

EARLY JAZZ IN BATON ROUGE

New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz but many of the greats came from Louisiana's smaller towns. Joe “King” Oliver hailed from Abend; Kid Ory left LaPlace to team up with Louis Armstrong and went on to greatness. But who were the jazz musicians who stayed home? Sam Irwin, author of “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean” discovers the jazz greats of Baton Rouge.