New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Joseph “King” Oliver (1885-1938), Cornetist, bandleader, and composer, lived here at 2712 Dryades St. in 1916. Born in Abend, LA, he started playing c. 1904 with the Onward Brass Band , then the Allen Brass band, the Superior Orchestra, the Eagle Band, the Magnolia Orchestra, Richard M. Jones at Abadie's, and as co-leader of the Ory-Oliver Band at Pete Lala's. He left for Chicago in 1918, achieving world renown with his Creole band. Louis Armstrong joined the band in 1922, and their combined talents on recordings continue to delight and astound listeners. Oliver was an excellent accompanist, made superb recordings with Jelly Roll Morton, and composed many jazz standards, but his later bands failed because of poor management skills, even though his sound progressed with the times.
Erected by N.O. Jazz Commission, Preservation Resource Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 29° 56.024′ N, 90° 5.235′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2712 Dryades Street, New Orleans LA 70113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette No. 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christ Church Cathedral (approx. ¼ mile away); Mayor Isaac W. Patton House (approx. ¼ mile away); Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garden District (approx. 0.3 miles away); R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maisonette Creole (approx. 0.3 miles away); The New Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
More about this marker. Dryades Street is one way east at this location. Private residence.
Also see . . .
1. PRC Webpage on this location. (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
2. Wikipedia entry for King Oliver. (Submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.