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A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.
Bolden is a 2019 American drama film based on the life of cornetist Buddy Bolden (1877–1931). One of the seminal figures in jazz history, Bolden left no surviving recordings, having been committed in 1907 at age 30 to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum, where he spent the rest of his life after a diagnosis of acute alcoholic psychosis.
The musical drama is directed by Daniel Pritzker, and features original music written, arranged and performed by Wynton Marsalis. The film stars Gary Carr as Bolden, and co-stars Erik LaRay Harvey, Reno Wilson, Yaya DaCosta, Ian McShane and Michael Rooker.
The score by Marsalis includes vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, Don Vappie, and instrumentalists including Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Marcus Printup, and others. The film contains performances by Reno Wilson playing Louis Armstrong (acting and singing). 
Bolden was released in theaters on May 3, 2019, by Abramorama.
Director: Dan Pritzker Writers: Dan Pritzker (screenplay), Dan Pritzker (story) | 1 more credit » Stars: Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey, Ian McShane | See full cast & crew »