Jelly Roll Morton

(Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe)

Jelly Roll Morton
Jelly Roll Morton
  • Born: October 20, 1890
  • Died: July 10, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Vaudeville Comedian, Bandleader, Composer, Arranger

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Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who started his career in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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