• Wendell Brunious and band perform at the Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans Jazz

    National Historical Park Louisiana

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Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1916)

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band is credited with making the first jazz recording in 1917. Cornetist Freddie Keppard was offered the chance to record first, but refused for fear that other musicians would steal his ideas.