Week 4 (9/17): Jazz Avatars-Buddy Bolden as a Symbol of Cultural Change. "Great Man theory" posits the role of individuals as significant in achieving historical change. The life and career of cornetist Charles "Buddy" Bolden in the context of the Uptown underclass; Bolden's impact on competitors through the reconfiguration of New Orleans' popular entertainment market driven by changing dance fashions among young people. Report on Marquis due. Read White (report due on Week 5).