Chris Kelly (jazz)

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Chris Kelly
Birth nameChris Kelly
Bornc. 1890
OriginPlaquemines Parish, Louisiana
DiedAugust 19, 1929
Associated actsGeorge Lewis

Chris Kelly (c. 1890 – August 19, 1929) was an American jazz trumpeter born in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana on 'Deer Range Plantation', best known for his early contributions on the New Orleans jazz scene.[1] Throughout the 1920s, he was a regular collaborator with clarinetist George Lewis. No photographs or recordings have survived of Kelly.


  1. ^ Giles Oakley (1997). The Devil's Music. Da Capo Press. pp. 34/5. ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5.


  • Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian. Jazz: The Rough Guide. Penguin, 1995. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.