King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
This band, led by Joseph "King" Oliver, was a very popular hot jazz band in the early twentieth century. Originally from New Orleans, cornet player Oliver moved to Chicago to perform at various venues. In 1922, he started the Creole Jazz Band and sent for a young Louis Armstrong to join the band as a second cornetist. This band became one of the most influential in the Chicago music scene and recorded for Gennett Records in Indiana before dismantling a year later in 1923.