Buddy Budson has been playing jazz piano around the Detroit area for the past 46 years, beginning at local clubs at the age of fifteen. In 1973, Buddy joined drummer Buddy Rich's big band, toured England, Australia, and the United States, and recorded an album with the band. Soon after, Buddy toured with both guitarist Earl Klugh and the Motown group, The Four Tops. He has also backed well-known performers including Henry Mancini, Mel Torme, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marlena Shaw, Charles McPherson, and Steve Turre.
When the Fox Television Network debuted in the late '80's Buddy composed and arranged the theme song and much of the transitional music for the sitcom,
Duet. He has also done vocal and instrumental arrangements for big band and orchestra.