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Jelly Roll Morton

Date of Birth: October 20, 1890

Date of Death: July 10, 1941 (50)

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA

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Sutton Foster-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, PAL JOEY with Ephraim Sykes and Jennifer Holliday Set for New York City Center's 2023/24 Season

New York City Center today announced programming for the 2023 – 2024 Season, 80 Years at the Center of the Arts, which will include productions of Pal Joey, Titanic, Once Upon a Mattress, Jelly's Last Jam, and more!

The Peperoncino Jazz Festival with Russell Ferrante, John Patitucci, and More to Play Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced the jazz programming running May 29 through June 11.

JELLY'S LAST JAM And More Annouced For Pasadena Playhouse 2023-24 Season

Pasadena Playhouse has announed its five mainstage productions for the 2023/2024 season, plus a new holiday tradition!

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Champian Fulton Trio, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced all jazz programming running May 22 through June 4.

Big Chief Donald Harrison Quartet, Jared Schonig Big Band, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running May 15 through May 28.

Gil Evans Project, Big Chief Donald Harrison Quartet, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running May 8 through May 21.

Emmet Cohen Trio, Gil Evans Project, and More to Play Birdland Next Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running May 2 through May 14.

John Pizzarelli, All-City Latin Ensemble and The Fat Cats, and More to Play Birdland

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have released details on all jazz programming running April 25 through May 7.

Cyrille Aimée, John Pizzarelli, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced programming running April 18 through April 30.

Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola And More Coming Up At Birdland: Jazz Programming April 10 - April 23

Find details below for jazz programming coming up at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running April 10 through April 23.

The Anderson Brothers, Rickie Lee Jones, and More to Play Birdland This Month

​​​​​​​Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running April 3 through April 16.

See Eliane Elias, Marquis Hill, The Kinsey Sicks & More at Birdland in April

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this April with a full slate of nightly performances! See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets!

Eliane Elias, The Anderson Brothers, and More to Play Birdland Next Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have released jazz programming from March 28 through April 9.

SFJAZZ Collective, Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows Orchestra, and More to Play Birdland Jazz This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running March 20 through April 2.

The Cookers, Jihye Lee, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Repeat engagements include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola's Guitar Night, Birdland Big Band and Arturo O'Farrill & The Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Van Morrison Releases New Album 'Moving on Skiffle'

It should come as no surprise that Van Morrison has made an album inspired by skiffle. Van Morrison’s love of skiffle dates back to his childhood. He would hang out at the famed Belfast record store Atlantic Records, where he’d hear early 20th century folk, blues and jazz from the likes of Lead Belly and Jelly Roll Morton.

Ramin Karimloo, Tesori & Brant World Premiere & More Set for Washington National Opera 2023"2024 Season

Washington National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring the world premiere of Tesori's Grounded and more.

Marcus Roberts Trio Returns To Nichols Concert Hall

Jazz returns to Nichols Concert Hall when the Music Institute of Chicago presents the celebrated Marcus Roberts Trio Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Generation Gap Jazz Orchestra, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Repeat engagements include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola's Guitar Night, Birdland Big Band and Arturo O'Farrill & The Latin Jazz Orchestra. 

George Abud and Katrina Lenk, James Carter, and More to Play Birdland This Month

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater has announced the jazz programming running February 28 through March 12. 

Jelly Roll Morton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jelly Roll Morton has written 3 shows including Jelly's Last Jam (Composer), Jelly Roll (Composer/Lyricist), Jelly Roll! (Composer).

Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam .

Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

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