BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- At the 2013 Louisiana Book Festival, John McCusker discusses his book, Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz. Edward "Kid" Ory (1886-1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. Creole Trombone tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a French-speaking, ethnically mixed family, to his emergence in New Orleans as the city's hottest band leader. More about the book is at upress.state.ms.us/books/1504

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