Thursday, February 9th, 2017

What Jelly and George shared

Upcoming shows at Dakota Jazz Club will feature music of two 20th century musical icons By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941), ragtime pianist, composer and bandleader, is seen as a pivotal figure in the development of jazz. His song “Jelly Roll Blues” was the first published jazz composition, in 1915. George Gershwin (1898-1937), pianist […]