Jelly Roll Morton; before 1920; The William Russell Jazz Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, acquisition made possible by the Clarisse Claiborne Grima Fund, 92-48-L.74

Jelly Roll Morton; before 1920; The William Russell Jazz Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, acquisition made possible by the Clarisse Claiborne Grima Fund, 92-48-L.74

September 30, 2020

6 p.m.

410 Chartres Street

$25 admission; $15 for THNOC members at the Founder and Merieult levels; free for members of the Mahalia, Caillot Circle, Jackson Society, Laussat Society, and Bienville Circle levels.

Due to the coronavirus, this event has been postponed to Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Registration will open at a later date. 

 

Each year the Bill Russell Lecture at The Historic New Orleans Collection shines a spotlight on the early jazz scene in New Orleans. For the 2020 program, the celebrated historian and clarinetist Dr. Michael White and his Original Liberty Jazz Band will combine live performance and lecture to explore the Afro-Latin rhythms from Cuba and the West Indies that influenced Jelly Roll Morton and subsequent generations of jazz musicians. Registration will open at a later date. This program is sponsored by the Derbes Foundation.

 

About Bill Russell

Born Russell William Wagner (1905–1992), Bill Russell was a modernist composer as well as a jazz historian and collector who focused on traditional New Orleans–style jazz. His extensive collection of memorabilia, including musical instruments, records, piano rolls, sheet music, photographs, books, and periodicals, is now housed at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, where it is available to the public.