Jelly Roll Morton

Real Name:Ferdinand Joseph Morton né LaMothe

American pianist, bandleader and composer, often considered as the first true composer of jazz music.
Born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe on 20/09/1885 or 20/10/1890 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Died 10/07/1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
His birth name was changed to Morton when he was three years old and his mother married again. In WW I, he was drafted as Ferd Joseph Morton.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (Early Influence).

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Aliases:Ferdinand Joseph, Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe
In Groups:Jelly Roll Morton All Stars, Jelly Roll Morton And His Orchestra, Jelly Roll Morton Trio, Jelly Roll Morton's Hot Seven, Jelly Roll Morton's Hot Six, Jelly Roll Morton's Incomparables, Jelly Roll Morton's Kings Of Jazz, Jelly Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen, Jelly Roll Morton's Quartet, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, Jelly Roll Morton's Steamboat Four, Jelly Roll Morton's Stomp Kings, Johnny Dunn And His Band, Johnny Dunn And His Jazz Band, Levee Serenaders, St. Louis Levee Band, The Morton Sextet
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