Special Feature: Robert Ri’chard Talks Jazz Legend Buddy Bolden & Role In “Bolden” Film

Actor Robert Ri’chard is one of the stars of “Bolden,” a new film about jazz legend Buddy Bolden.

Bolden was a New Orleans-bred cornetist born in 1887 and who died in 1931, but he made a significant impact on jazz history. He had no surviving recordings and was committed in 1907 at age 30 to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum, where he spent the rest of his life after being diagnosis of acute alcoholic psychosis.

Ri’chard, who recently starred in the film “Kinky” but is best known for roles on TV shows like “One On One” and “Meet The Browns,” plays George Baquet in the long-awaited “Bolden” movie.

“Bolden” also stars Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey, Yaya DaCosta, Ian McShane and Michael Rooker.

The Daniel Pritzker-directed film also features original music written, arranged and performed by Wynton Marsalis.

Khalif Townes of sat down to talk with Ri’chard about the film and is running the interview as a special feature.

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