African Americans on Postage Stamps

Jelly Roll Morton

Jazz Composer and Pianist

32-cent Jelly Roll Morton stamp
The Jelly Roll Morton stamp was issued September 16, 1995.

Born Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe, “Jelly Roll Morton” was a composer, vocalist, pianist, and arranger. He made a permanent mark on the world of jazz music with compositions that include “Wolverine Blues,” “Dead Man Blues,” “Jelly Roll Blues,” and “Harmony Blues.”

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