Definition of Morton, Jelly Roll in US English:

Morton, Jelly Roll

proper noun

  • (1885–1941), US jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader; born Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton. He was one of the principal links between ragtime and New Orleans jazz. He formed his band, the Red Hot Peppers, in 1926.

Pronunciation

Morton, Jelly Roll

/ˈmôrtn/