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Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden

In Memory of    Charles Joseph

In Memory of    
Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden     
September 6, 1877-November 4, 1931   
In an unmarked grave near here rests Buddy Bolden   
Legendary Cornet player  
New Orleans Jazz Pioneer   
and first "King of Jazz"   

"The blowingest man since Gabriel"   
---Jelly Roll Morton

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