Jelly Roll Morton
Born: 1890

The city of New Orleans has the distinction of being the
‘birthplace of jazz’ so its appropriate that in New Orleans in
or around 1885 to 1890 would be born the self-proclaimed
“inventor of jazz”.

Ferdinand Joseph Lemott (Lamothe) and his story is one of
mystery, legend, genius, with an incredulous outcome, and
original musical score.

Being considered a Creole in the Crescent City had its
advantages in the fact that he was exposed to the fine arts
and music as a child. He would… Continue

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