According to the Internet source given below, Peter Edwin Bocage was a New Orleans jazz musician born in the 15th ward, Algiers.
Best known as a cornet player, he also played violin, trombone, banjo, and xylophone playing in bands such as the Original Superior Orchestra
, the Original Tuxedo Orchestra
and the Onward Brass Band
In the 1910s he played with Joe Oliver
's band and with the Fate Marable Orchestra
. He was with the A. J. Piron Orchestra
in the 1920s with whom he is credited as co-composer of some of the group's original numbers. He also played with Sidney Bechet
Interestingly he considered himself a ragtimer rather than a jazzman.
Photo © Jack Hurley.
||Biography by wikipedia.org.