Update Richard Boulger + Follow

No photos available

Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Trumpeter/composer Richard Boulger was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. At the age of 6 he was first introduced to the trumpet by his father, who was his first teacher and mentor and taught him the importance of expressing one's “heart and spirit” through the horn.

At 18 he moved to Hartford, Connecticut where he enrolled at the Hartt School of Music and studied with alto saxophonist and Jazz master Jackie McLean. In 1996 he made his debut recording with his Hartt School associate, trombonist Steve Davis (The Moon Knows, Brownstone recordings).

Richard continued his formal education, earning a Masters degree in 1997 from Rutgers University, where he studied with trumpet “guru” Professor William Fielder. He has since continued his search for knowledge, studying with such jazz icons as trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Donald Byrd, pianists Jacki Byard, Walter Bishop Jr., Richie Beirach, Hotep Idris Galeta, Charlie Banacos, and saxophonist George Coleman and Dave Liebman. Boulger has been equally committed to his development as a composer, studying with contemporary composers Roger Kiraly and Ludmila Ulehla. The latter, former Chair of the Department of Composition, Manhattan School of Music in New York City, stated in August 2000: “For the past three years Richard Boulger has been one of my finest students. He has developed and explored all facets of music. His musical ear and genuine artistry carries him through all details of theoretic harmony.”...
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Richard Boulger
”I am very happy and honored to be a witness to a great trumpet player. Richard Boulger's Blues Twilight is truly inspirational” - Freddie Hubbard

“Richard Boulger is a trumpet player with a big fat sound, great chops, and most importantly lots of soul.”- Randy Brecker

“I was truly elated when I heard Richard’s latest creative effort. He has exceeded my expectations” -Donald Byrd

Richard is a wonderfully gifted musician with a trumpet sound that would put some of the so called masters to shame. Rhythm-Sound and Vibe. He’s got it!” -Victor Jones

“Boulger has all the elements...

read more

Music

Featured recording “Blues Twilight”

Blues Twilight


2007
  • BUY

    Blues Twilight

    Self Produced
    2007
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Watch More Videos

Events

There are no Richard Boulger events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.

Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 6,394
Views: 4,292
Fans: 1
Sponsor: Summit Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Richard Boulger profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Richard Boulger musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.