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Jimmy LaRocca


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"The Son of Nick LaRocca"


Filmed at the "Lino Patruno Jazz Show" in Rimini, Italy on June 23rd 2009 with Jimmy LaRocca trumpet, Michael Supnick trombone, Nicola Giammarinaro clarinet, Silvia Manco piano, Lino Patruno guitar, Guido Giacomini bass, and David Hansen drums.

Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) was a New Orleans, Dixieland Jazz band that made the first jazz recordings early in 1917, their "Livery Stable Blues" became the first issued Jazz single. The group composed and made the first recordings of many jazz standards, the most famous being "Tiger Rag". In late 1917 it changed the name to "Jazz."

Larocca, Jimmy (James C.), trumpet; b. New Orleans, LA, 27 October 1939. He grew up in New Orleans and was taught trumpet by his father when he was 10 years old. He is the son of "Nick" Larocca, the leader of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the band that made the first jazz (jass) recording in 1917 (Victor *#18255). Later, he took trumpet lessons from George Jensen of Loyola University in New Orleans.

He is from a family of musicians on my father's side going back to the early 1800's (Sicily). His grandfather was a cornet player (Giarolamo Larocca) and his grandmother was from a musical family as well.

At this time, he is the leader of the "Original Dixieland Jazz Band" (t.m. reg.). He plays traditional jazz and has four CDs out. He also has 4,200 tunes under copyright, 35 of them on his last three CDs.

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