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Buddy Bolden

Buddy Bolden: Remembering the Father of Jazz on Father’s Day

Born on September 6th, 1877, cornetist and New Orleans native Charles “Buddy” Bolden was a preeminent figure in the development of the musical forms ragtime and jass, which would later become jazz. Bolden’s indispensable contributions to the jazz form – particularly through his improvisational work during the onset...
NEW ORLEANS, LA