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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: February 3, 1896 | Died: June 16, 1987

Kid Thomas Valentine - trumpet

Kid Thomas is still revered today in Algiers Louisiana. Jazz musicians of the 1920s referred to Algiers as “over da river” or the “Brooklyn of the South,” the latter for its proximity to New Orleans as compared to New York and Brooklyn, both separated by a river. Algiers Point has a long, rich history of African American, French, Spanish, German, Irish, and Italian/Sicilian residents. Algiers, the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans after the French Quarter, was the site of the slave holding areas, newly arrived from Africa, the powder magazine, and slaughterhouse of the early 18th century. Many of the Jazz venues have long since disappeared, as have many of the musicians’ homes. Most of the saloons, and dance halls are all but forgotten now by the modern-day Algiers’ residents. Gone are the days of Jazz funerals every week, the sound of dancing feet in the juke joints, and dance halls, and corner saloons....
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Music

Featured recording “In California”

In California

GHB Jazz Foundation
1994
Rank: 4,421
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Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

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