Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton

A pivotal artist during the transition from ragtime to jazz.

Founded

September 20, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Full Name

Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe

Date of Birth

September 20, 1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Still Alive

Date of Death

July 10, 1941 in Los Angeles, California

Influenced By
Later Influenced

Dick Hyman, Reginald Robinson

Jelly Roll Morton.
Jelly Roll Morton.

About The artist

The self-proclaimed inventor of jazz.

Did you know...

"Jelly Roll" was African American slang for a part of the female anatomy.

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Ragtime

A uniquely American syncopated music and precursor to jazz.