Fodor's Expert Review Jelly Roll Morton House

Faubourg Marigny Historic Home
Jazz enthusiasts would do well to follow Frenchmen Street beyond the borders of the Marigny to pay homage to Jelly Roll Morton at the pianist and composer's modest former home, now a private residence with nary a plaque to suggest its import. The current residents, however, have put a photo of the musician in the window. Morton was a "Creole of color" (free African American of mixed race), a clear distinction from darker blacks in those days—Morton himself always described his roots as "French." Though rather affluent when Morton lived here, the neighborhood has since declined, so plan to take a car or taxi here.
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1443 Frenchmen St.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70117, USA

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