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"Mr. Tailgate," Trombonist Santo Pecora, was a mainstay in the NOLA Jazz scene. Trombonist Santo Pecora Born Santo Joseph Pecoraro, trombonist Santo Pecora played with a number of bands in the 1920s. He changed his last name because his cousin, also Santo Pecoraro, was already playing professionally as a drummer. The two occasionally played together, in large ensemble gigs. Santo, born March 21, 1902 in New Orleans, played in orchestras for silent movies in the early  1920s. He joined the New Orleans Rhythm Kings in Chicago, in 1925. Pecora's discography began at this time, recording with the NORK. He also...
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