1. The Buddy Bolden Revival  Orchestra      
Buddy Bolden, shown here,  is widely recognized as the leader Buddyof the first  real jazz Orchestra.

The Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra
, the brainchild of   jazz historian Danie
l Hardie, w as established late in 2004   with the help of Sydney jazz band leaders Geoff Bull and
   Trevor Rippingale.     Its mission is to recreate the music of   th
e first jazz orchestras with contemporary instrumentation and authentic performance practices, using a repertoire selected from compositions played by early bands during the first ten years of jazz  {Ca 1897-1907}. Performances are supported by research into early jazz history conducted by Daniel Hardie and published in his four  books on Early Jazz History. (For details Click Here)

         The Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra aims to present the kind of music Buddy Bolden played to jazz lovers and the public, through the media of concerts, festivals and recorded performances. Its inaugural performance - a celebration of Buddy Bolden's Birthday - was conducted for  the Sydney Jazz Club on 9th September  2005. 

  The members of the orchestra are: Violin: Daniel Weltlinger,

  Cornet:  Geoffrey  Bull,  Clarinet: Paul Furniss,  Valve Trombone:

  John Bates,  Guitar: Paul Finnerty, Bowed Bass: Stan Valacos 

  Trap Drums: Anthony Howe

 Associate members: Retaw Boyce   (Violin) Ian Bloxsom  (drums)

 David Seidel  (Bowed    Bass)George Washingmachine (Violin)                                                                     

A selection of  performances by the Buddy Bolden Revival  Orchestra may be

viewed on YouTube at Daniel Hardie's Jazz at the Beginning Channel:


 Recorded performances  by The Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra    released 

on CD and DVD on Paul Finnerty's Riff RaffJazz Label  may be purchased at:    

                                    www. riffrafjazz.net
                                    or mail to:

The Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra, founded in 2004, has performed  to audiences  in Sydney, Canberra and Noosa and at the Manly Jazz Festival. Cover BOJ1The story of its  foundation  and   the  research on which its performance  practices  were   developed is told in The Birth of Jazz: Reviving the Music of the Bolden Era by  Daniel Hardie.
 Details of this and other works by the Author may be obtained at http://tinyurl.com/nqaup

                                                        Contact: The Convenor
Daniel Hardie
60 Chelmsford St
Newtown 2042
Phone: 02 95572533
email: darnhard@ozemail.com.au