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PJ Morton steps in with plan to save Buddy Bolden house in Central City

January 29, 2020

The unassuming First Street shotgun that Buddy Bolden once called home draws jazz pilgrims from across the globe. (via Google Maps) The fate of the Central City shotgun where early jazz pioneer Charles “Buddy” Bolden once lived has long concerned preservationists and jazz aficionados. Now some fresh hope for the dilapidated building has appeared in […]

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Buddy Bolden house envisioned as center to foster young musicians

January 29, 2020

Musical pioneer Buddy Bolden’s former home on First and Lasalle streets. (courtesy of Preservation Resource Center) By Emily Carmichael, emilycarmichael19@gmail.com Musician PJ Morton had not heard of Buddy Bolden until three years ago, when the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, where his parents are pastors, planned to turn Bolden’s former Central City home into a […]

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PJ Morton throws block party to save Buddy Bolden house

January 29, 2020

New Orleans-born Grammy winner PJ Morton invites you to join him at a block party from 4 to 7 p.m. at 2309 First St. on Thursday (May 2). The free event is meant to draw attention to the tattered 19th-century Central City shotgun house that was once the home of jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden. In […]

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PJ Morton to restore the former home of Buddy Bolden, the father of jazz

January 29, 2020

Driving down First Street in Central City, it’s easy to miss the modest double shotgun, just four rooms long with two sagging stoops out front, shaded by a large Chinese tallow tree. The circa 1880 house, where jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden once lived, is sandwiched between a parking lot and a twin double shotgun next […]

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Why New Orleans jazz legend Buddy Bolden's house should be saved

January 29, 2020

No musician has been mythologized more than New Orleans’ turn-of-the-century cornetist and jazz pioneer Charles Joseph “Buddy” Bolden. When director Daniel Pritzker recently teamed with musician Wynton Marsalis for a movie imagining Bolden’s life, they were following a long line of writers and artists who have explored the meaning of Buddy Bolden using “the truth […]

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Preserving The House Of A Pioneering Musician — Who We Will Never Hear

January 29, 2020

The only known photograph of Buddy Bolden, standing back row and second from left, horn in hand. Also pictured: guitarist Brock Mumford, bassist Jimmie Johnson, clarinetists Willie Warner and Frank Lewis, and trombonist Willie Cornish.Courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz Museum On a sunny Thursday afternoon in May, the corner of First Street and LaSalle […]

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2309 First St
New Orleans, La 70113
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Buddy’s House Foundation
PO Box 8283
New Orleans, LA 70182
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$2,522.00
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$10,000.00
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