Theater

Jelly's Last Jam

When: Aug. 9-Sept. 1 2019

He wore a diamond in his tooth, denied he was black and claimed to have single-handedly invented the genre we know as jazz. Jelly Roll Morton, jazz pioneer reinvented himself so as to conquer the vast American expanse. Born a Creole of color in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, he came of age playing piano in the bawdyhouses of Storyville.

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