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Adrian RolliniThe Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler$
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Ate van Delden

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496825155

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.001.0001

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The First Rollini Generation Arrives in the USA

The First Rollini Generation Arrives in the USA

(p.9) Chapter 1 The First Rollini Generation Arrives in the USA
Adrian Rollini

Ate van Delden

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes how an Italian immigrant, Ferdinando Rollini, around 1900,settles in the New York area. He marries a youngItalian lady and gradually becomes a successful part of his social environmentand the economy as an engraver. The couple starts a family and builds a house in Larchmont, NY. At the age of four, their oldest son, Adrian, happens to show his amazing musical talent and is given music lessons. He prefers making music to school training and, at 16, hedecides to leave school and become a professional piano player.

Keywords:   Immigrant, Music lessons, Engraver, Larchmont, Rollini

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