Live Garra Zoom Theatre
"Rampart Street "- The King Buddy Bolden Story
Book by Joseph A. Walker
Adapted by Wanda Whiteside for a Staged reading
Presented by Live Garra Zoom Theatre
Virtually on Zoom
This is a love story and the 'history' of New Orleans Jazz as told by true historical figures; the two Grand Dames, Lulu White and Countess Willie V. Piazza, ladies of southern Belle elegance of Storyville; namely, Congo Square, the legal red light district and its major influences on the musical maturation of King Buddy Bolden, hence - Jazz and these jubilant times.
Join us for "Rampart Street"
This is a two session program taking place Tuesdays, July 14th & 21st. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Participate in one or both dates.
RSVP: in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who was Buddy Bolden?
Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden (September 6, 1877 - November 4, 1931) was an American cornetist who was regarded by contemporaries as a key figure in the development of a New Orleans style of ragtime music, or "jass," which later came to be known as jazz.
Bolden was known as "King" Bolden and his band was popular in New Orleans from around 1900 to 1907. He was known for his loud sound and improvisational skills, and his style had an impact on younger musicians. Bolden's trombonist Willie Cornish (among others) recalled making phonograph cylinder recordings with the Bolden band, but there are no known surviving copies.