Jelly Roll Morton Making Vancouver Concert and Broadcast

One night only at the Patricia Hotel, 403 E. Hastings St. Vancouver
January 15, 2010 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
First-come, first-seated. FREE.
Hosted by Stephen Quinn of CBC Radio One's "On the Coast"

jellyrollhandbill.bmpJelly Roll Morton (1890-1941) is a musical icon and the self-proclaimed originator of jazz. He started playing piano in the "sporting houses" of New Orleans when he was still a teenager. He went on to become one of the most acclaimed pianists and composers in jazz.

Morton's wanderlust led him around the continent and from 1919 to 1921 he settled in Vancouver, at the Patricia Hotel, where he played piano in the Patricia Cafe. His stay in Vancouver coincides with a long lost golden age of entertainment centred on the Hastings Street strip.

A stellar cast of musicians will perform Jelly Roll Morton's own compositions plus music that is inspired by the story of one of the most colourful personalities in jazz. The concert takes place in the very room where the legendary Jelly Roll Morton once entertained Vancouver audiences all those many years ago.

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The James Danderfer Trio is finely tuned ensemble that includes Miles Black on piano and Joe Poole on drums 

Brass Roots will make you feel like you're in the middle of a New Orleans street party.

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Earlier in the day, from 3 to 6pm, catch CBC Radio One's Stephen Quinn broadcasting On The Coast live at the Patricia Hotel.

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