Jelly's Last Jam 1991

Opened: February 24, 1991
Closing: April 21, 1991

Jelly's Last Jam - 1991 - Regional (US) History , Info & More

Mark Taper Forum
135 N Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

Jelly's Last Jam is a musical with a book by George C. Wolfe, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, and music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson. Based on the life and career of Morton, generally regarded as one of the primary driving forces behind the introduction of jazz to the American public in the early 20th century, it also serves as a social commentary on the African-American experience during the era.

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Cast & Creative Team Announced For World Premiere Of Dave Malloy's THREE HOUSES
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