Chris Kelly (jazz)

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Chris Kelly
Birth name Chris Kelly
Born c. 1890
Origin Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Died August 19, 1929
Genres Jazz
Instruments trumpet
Associated acts George Lewis

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


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