The Real Buddy Bolden

Between 1897 and 1907 Buddy Bolden reigned as King of New Orleans syncopated music. The Syncopated Times is home to writers and musicians who honor and promote the music that Bolden inspired. A ragged sound that would spread from New Orleans to the world.

Gary Carr as Buddy Bolden and Ian McShane as Judge Perry

Bolden, an in Depth Review

Big budget films about jazz don’t come along very often. I feel a special sense of responsibility in writing about this film, as I believe

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Where to see the Bolden Movie

Bolden, about jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, was shown in 232 theaters when it premiered Friday, May 3rd, 2019. As of May 31st, 2019 it was

Buddy Bolden Band performs on a trailer

Buddy Bolden Movie Hits Theaters in May

Bolden—the movie about the ill-fated New Orleans cornetist Charles “Buddy” Bolden, who pioneered jazz circa 1900—was originally scheduled for release in 2008. Six years later,

Buddy Bolden Book

Three Books About Buddy Bolden

The title of this article is a bit of a misnomer. If you want to read about Louis Armstrong there are several long and worthwhile

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Buddy Bolden: Profiles in Jazz

Cornetist Buddy Bolden’s life is shrouded in mystery. He was the George Washington of jazz- first at nearly everything. And as with Washington, many legends

Colin Hancock Portrait

Colin Hancock: Bolden and Beyond

At just 21 Colin Hancock is making serious waves in the early jazz community. Hancock, now in his junior year at Cornell University, discovered the


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