The Hot Club Jazz feat. Jelly Roll MortonThursday, February 11, 2021 @ 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Music you’ve probably heard about but have never heard before
These listening sessions share jazz on 78rpm records—the oldest and rarest records that capture truly high quality sound. The goal of these listening sessions is to make the beauty of classic jazz recordings available to all, to hear lesser known work from great musicians, and share your thoughts with fellow listeners in real time.
It’s like book club for jazz heads.
Taught by jazz historian, pianist, and collector Tom Roberts and held on zoom.
Our second session focuses on Jelly Roll Morton. World’s greatest Hot Tune writer, the first jazz arranger, pool shark, piano wizard, subject of 2 Broadway plays and 1 children’s book, and misunderstood by many … come hear what made Mr. Jelly Roll a lord of jazz.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Pianist/ composer/ arranger/ historian/ writer Tom Roberts has been acclaimed as one of the foremost practitioners in the art of Harlem Stride Piano. He has been a frequent performer for Jazz in July at the 92nd St Y, The 6th annual Professor Longhair Society’s Piano Night at Tipitinas New Orleans LA, Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops Orchestra, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and The International Stride Piano Summit in Zurich Switzerland. Tom toured throughout the world as pianisy and musical directer for Leon Redbone. As a historian, Tom presents lectures on Why Louis Armstrong Matters and The Forgotten History of Jazz in Pittsburgh . Tom created The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra, a professional ensemble comprising members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Ballet and Opera Orchestras to revive the lost music of Pittsburgh area composers from the ragtime era.