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.