Original Dixieland Jass Band (ODJB) was a New Orleans band that made the
first jazz recording in 1917. The group made the first recordings of many
jazz standards, probably the most famous being "Tiger Rag." In late 1917 it
changed the name's spelling to "Jazz."
The band consisted of five white musicians who had previously played in the
Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated collection of
musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who billed themselves "The Creators of
Jazz", have long been been dismissed as the White guys who copied African-
American music, and called it their own