At 85, Buffalo jazz legend Boyd Dunlop finally makes a piano trio record
Sometimes it takes a while for talented musicians to get their big break, and then sometimes it takes 85 years. Pianist Boyd Dunlop was an underground jazz legend in 1950s Buffalo, working in the steelyards by day and playing the clubs by night. A chance encounter with a photographer who knew a producer led to a record being made, decades after Dunlop’s last appearance on a record. Now, he performs as part of a jazz trio in the city he never forsook for bigger spotlights.
December 9, 2011, The Buffalo News
Written By: Jeff Simon