Joe Mares born New Orleans 1908 was a Dixieland clarinet player, brother of Paul Mares (1900-1949), an American early dixieland jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.
Their father, Joseph E. Mares, played cornet with the military band at the New Orleans lakefront and ran a fur and hide business. Like many New Orleans cornetists of his generation, Joe Mares Sr.'s main influence was King Joe Oliver.
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