Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: We Begin With Morton
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival launch their 40th Anniversary Celebrations with the man who “invented” jazz, Jelly Roll Morton.
About Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: We Begin With Morton
Sorry, but this event has been and gone!
Andrew Oliver/David Horniblow, Ken Mathieson’s Classic Jazz Orchestra.
We launch our 40th Anniversary Celebrations with the man who “invented” jazz, Jelly Roll Morton. Cutting his musical teeth as a pianist and entertainer in the bordellos of New Orleans, he could claim to be the first composer and arranger in jazz. He wrote the music that popularised the new genre at the time, and became the standard repertoire of every New Orleans and traditional jazz group ever since. "King Porter Stomp," "Wolverine Blues," laid the foundations for jazz.
American Jelly Roll Morton specialist, pianist, Andrew Oliver, and clarinettist, David Horniblow kick things off in duet, with the CJO highlighting the compositions and arrangements - and Ken Mathieson's intriguing new arrangements. Explore the spirit of Morton, from two different angles. Huge enjoyment and an education, too!
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: We Begin With Morton are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.
Other Events at Teviot Row House or Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Music Events you might like...
20th February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Kleio Pethainou brings to life Medieval French characters and love songs in this storytelling and music performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Wednesday 20th February.
Find other events in Edinburgh
The smash hit musical Jersey Boys, is returning to Edinburgh with a two week run at the Playhouse in 2019!
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
Don't miss The Lady Vanishes, an early masterpiece from Hitchcock, brought to life in a new adaptation from the masters of the stage thriller.
Here the tale of Mary Queen of Scots's gruesome execution in this new immersive show, part of the Edinburgh Dungeon tour.
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.
Advertise With Us
Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!
Click here to find out more »