American Music Masters Rock and Roll Night School Part 1: Cosimo Matassa's J&M Studios and the Birth of Rock and Roll
The first of three Rock and Roll Night Schools presented in conjunction with the Rock Hall’s 15th Annual American Music Masters celebration, this month’s Rock and Roll Night School will focus on J&M Studios, Cosimo Matassa’s recording enterprise in New Orleans, Louisiana. Musical greats such as Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Little Richard, Professor Longhair, T-Bone Walker and many more recorded in this legendary studio that packaged a distinctive New Orleans sound the gave birth to rock and roll.
Rock and Roll Night School is FREE and open to the public. RSVPs are not required to attend.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education department presents Rock and Roll Night School, a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations.
Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
Unless otherwise noted, RSVPs are not needed to attend Rock and Roll Night School.