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).
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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
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