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Paul Mares (June 15, 1900 – August 18, 1949), was an American early dixieland jazz cornet & trumpet player, and leader of the New Orleans Rhythm Kings.

Mares was born in New Orleans. His 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's main influence was "King" Joe Oliver.

About 1919…

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