You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Walter Bolden

Jazz drummer and composer

Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76.

Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music that was recorded by Howard McGhee and Arthur Taylor.

He also taught master classes at the U. of Hartford and worked on the staff of Jazzmobile, a project that brings jazz to New York City streets and parks.

More Scene

  • Beautycon Festival

    Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton Promote Self-Love at Beautycon NYC

    Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76. Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music […]

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76. Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music […]

  • J.K. Rowling on the Future of

    J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

    Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76. Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music […]

  • Chanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's

    Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry

    Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76. Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music […]

  • Doug Davis Power of Law

    Doug Davis Discusses Using Music for a Cause at Variety's Power of Law Event

    Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76. Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music […]

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    'The Handmaid's Tale' Cast, Creator Talk Season 2 in #MeToo Era, Expanding Gilead

    Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76. Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content