Let that Bad Air Out: Buddy Bolden's Last Parade

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2007 - Fiction - 140 pages
"Charles Joseph 'Buddy' Bolden ... began to play cornet at an early age and by 1895 was already the leader of his own group. He had acquired a reputation by the turn of the century and a few years later was widely acknowledged to be the 'hottest' musician in the city. His career was tragically short. It was at a Labour Day parade in 1906 that Buddy Bolden played his last notes before collapsing on the street and being remanded for insanity. Before his thirtieth birthday he was committed to the asylum in Jackson, Louisiana. He never left, and died there in 1931"--Page 13.

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About the author (2007)

Stefan Berg is a painter and printmaker who was born in Toronto in 1985. He finished his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008, winning the Eric Freefield Award, and since then has lectured at the college on occasion. In 2009 he founded the Lower Dawes Studio in Toronto. Stefan currently works with intaglio and relief printmaking mediums. He has been featured in the Toronto Star and in Canadian small press publications `Cut And Print' and `Block Cutters Social Klub', published by the Free North Press. The Free North Press also published Stefan's first independent book, After a While, a selection of block work from 2002 to 2006.The recipient of multiple scholarships for excellence in painting, photography and printmaking, including a post graduate entry scholarship, Stefan's intent is to uphold the traditional methods of printmaking as a contemporary artist.

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