jelly roll biography

jelly roll biography

Jelly Roll Morton (c. 1890 – 1941):

  • Pioneering jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Credited with composing “Jelly Roll Blues,” one of the first published jazz compositions.
  • Known for his flamboyant personality and claims to have “invented jazz,” sparking debate among historians.
  • Played a crucial role in developing early jazz styles like ragtime and stride.
  • Recordings with the Red Hot Peppers are considered classics of the genre.
  • Influenced countless musicians, including Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

jelly roll biography

Jelly Roll (born Jason DeFord in 1984):

  • American rapper, singer, and songwriter who started in hip-hop but transitioned to country music.
  • Known for his raspy vocals, gritty lyrics, and blend of genres.
  • Achieved breakout success with the singles “Need a Favor” and “Son of a Sinner.”
  • Won three CMT Music Awards in 2023 and was named CMA’s New Artist of the Year in 2023.
  • Openly shares his struggles with addiction and past criminal activity in his music.

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