Shows & Events

Jelly’s Last Jam

When

Sep 17 – Sep 18, 2022

Jelly's Last Jam

About the Show

Concert Performance, In-Person, 222 Sargent Drive Book by George C. WolfeMusic by Jelly Roll Morton Lyrics by Susan BirkenheadMusical Adaptation and Additional Music Composed by Luther Henderson
Directed by Dennis Whitehead DarlingCreative Consultation by Patricia McGregorIn partnership with New Haven Free Public Library (Stetson Library Branch)

At the birth of jazz in the early 20th century, one man led the band. The legendary Jelly Roll Morton revolutionized American music like no one before him. His life—the dizzying heights and inconceivable lows—becomes a thrilling theatrical ride in Jelly’s Last Jam. With an electrifying cast and a red-hot band, this concert reading will celebrate New Haven’s history of jazz in the iconic Dixwell neighborhood in partnership with New Haven Free Public Library (Stetson Library Branch)