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Jelly Roll Morton Workshop Opens Alan Lomax Symposium

The Library of Congress will host a workshop on pianist Jelly Roll Morton tomorrow at noon in Washington, D.C., at the legendary Coolidge Auditorium, where Morton recorded his famous repertoire nearly 70 years ago.

The event kicks off a three-day symposium on the life and work of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, who led efforts to record, document and archive 20th century American folk music, including the works of Morton, Muddy Waters and Big Bill Broonzy.

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