Gary Graff

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist based in Detroit. In addition to Billboard, Billboard.com, and Billboard.biz, he also writes regularly for the New York Times Features Syndicate, Journal Register Newspapers, Revolver, Music Connection, United Stations Radio Networks and more, and for radio stations in Detroit and Milwaukee. He has written books about Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, rock 'n' roll myths and other subjects.

Gary Carr stars as Charles “Buddy” Bolden

Wynton Marsalis on Bringing the Story of Jazz Originator Buddy Bolden to the Big Screen

Like many music fans, even now, Wynton Marsalis did not grow up familiar with the Charles "Buddy" Bolden story. But the dramatic tale of the singing cornetist -- a key figure and to some the inventor of jazz -- eventually became an inspiration that made Marsalis the perfect choice to helm the music for Bolden, the upcoming biopic based on his life.
Gary Carr stars as Charles “Buddy” Bolden

Wynton Marsalis on Bringing the Story of Jazz Originator Buddy Bolden to the Big Screen

Like many music fans, even now, Wynton Marsalis did not grow up familiar with the Charles "Buddy" Bolden story. But the dramatic tale of the singing cornetist -- a key figure and to some the inventor of jazz -- eventually became an inspiration that made Marsalis the perfect choice to helm the music for Bolden, the upcoming biopic based on his life.

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