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A pivotal artist during the transition from ragtime to jazz.
September 20, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe
July 10, 1941 in Los Angeles, California
Spirituals, Blues, Early Ragtime
Dick Hyman, Reginald Robinson
The self-proclaimed inventor of jazz.
"Jelly Roll" took his nickname from Black slang for the female anatomy.
The King of Ragtime.
Composer of “The St. Louis Blues."
A uniquely American syncopated music and precursor to jazz.
1619 – Civil War
1865 – 1914
1914 – 1945