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Everyone experiences flow from time to time. People typically feel strong, alert, in effortless control, and at the peak of their abilities. Two years ago, Blue Note released Terence Blanchard's critically acclaimed Bounce. The trumpeter-composer's second Blue Note release is Flow. Produced by the artist and four-time Grammy winner Herbie Hancock, Flow heralds nothing less than the brilliant second act of Blanchard's already extraordinary career.
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Terence Blanchard to discuss 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' with WNYC: Aria Code
This fall, Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones became the first opera by a Black composer staged at the Metropolitan Opera. In this very special online talk, Aria Code host Rhiannon Giddens will talk with Terence about this historic premiere, his writing process and the unique challenges of staging an opera in the midst of a global pandemic. Aria Code will also present a...
Jazz and opera come together in Terence Blanchard's 'Fire' /
Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones," which opened the Metropolitan Opera's season last week, was a milestone: the company's first work by a Black composer. Two New York Times critics - Giovanni Russonello and Seth Colter Walls discuss the Metropolitan Opera's first work by a Black composer. They write....."Fire Shut Up in My Bones," which opened the Metropolitan Opera's season last we...
Terence Blanchard's 'Da 5 Bloods' score makes 'COLLIDER: Top 10 of 2020'
The DA 5 BLOODS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE) with music composed by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter and composer TERENCE BLANCHARD features music written for the Spike Lee film. The soundtrack was released on Milan Records. Collider's Adam Chitwood picked the score for COLLIDER's Top 10 list. Here's his review If one word best summed up Spike Lee's Netflix movie...
Pulling 'Michael Murphy's New Orleans doc all together is Terence Blanchard / LondonJazz News
It hits you from the moment you touch down on the tarmac – the airport in New Orleans is named after none other than their great jazz legend Louis Armstrong. And from that moment on, your visit to the Crescent City is one big immersive experience into everything from parade music, funk, hip-hop, rural Zydeco music, loud guitar-driven Americana, the singing of the Southern Baptist church – and...
Terence Blanchard - DA 5 BLOODS makes 'The Quietus: Best Film Scores Of 2020'
While cinema releases have been upended across the industry, a wealth of film music has still impressed resident expert Charlie Brigden, who runs us through his top 10 of 2020. I don't know if it's comforting or not to read that, in this absolute shitshow of a year, the soundtrack fountain has been flowing plentifully. It's certainly helped to have a distraction, and I guess if you're goi...
Terence Blanchard receives the Campari Passion for Film Award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival / JAZZIZ
The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It's a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let's take it from the top. Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard is receiving the Campari Passion for Film Award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, which runs on September 2-12 in Italy. The award, institut...
Terence Blanchard to receive Venice 'Passion' award / Variety
Terence Blanchard, Oscar and BAFTA-nominated for Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," and a Grammy winner for the "Blood and Soil" track from the film's original soundtrack, will receive the Venice Film Festival's Campari "Passion for Film" award this year. Blanchard also composed the score for Lee's Netflix film "Da 5 Bloods" and Regina King's "One Night in Miami," which is playing out of competition at Venice...
Terence Blanchard's songs are the perfect fit for HBO's 2020-rebooted 'Perry Mason' / Men'sHealth
HBO's Perry Mason is a few things all at once. It's a reboot of a property that has, at one time or another, been a series of books, a TV show, or a radio show. It's a Robert Downey Jr. passion project (and one the Avengers star is still a part of as an executive producer). It's the network's latest in a series of non-True Detective shows that are nonetheless in the True Detective spi...
'Da 5 Bloods.' Black lives matter in Vietnam / Honk News
Spike Lee's very new joint is an anguished, more funny, violent argument with and about the whole American history, also with an unforgettable performance from Delroy Lindo at its heart. Spike Lee's career can also be described as a lover's quarrel with American movies and with America, too. As he has demonstrated his mastery of established genres, he has also now reinvented them, pointing out the blind ...
In town for his Georgia State - Rialto Center date, Terence Blanchard chats with 91.9WCLK: Atlanta
Terence Blanchard is in town for his performance TONIGHT at the Rialto Center and talked to UPFRONT about his numerous TV and film projects. He'll be teaming up with Raphael Saadiq this spring to score the soundtrack for NatGeo's GENIUS: ARETHA biopic starring Oscar-nominated actress Cynthia Erivo. He is also reuniting with Spike Lee for Da 5 Bloods and a reboot of Perry Mason. Blanchard also rev...
Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' to premiere at The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis / JAZZIZ
The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) announced the world premiere of trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard and librettist Kasi Lemmons' Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the memoir of celebrated writer Charles Blow. This opera is part of OTSL's series New Works, Bold Voices, which is committed to commissioning new operas that reflect the diversity of modern American experience. Fire Shut Up in My Bone...
Composer Terence Blanchard to receive BMI's Icon Award / Variety
Composer and jazz artist Terence Blanchard will be named a BMI Icon at the 35th annual Film, TV and Visual Media Awards of Broadcast Music Inc. on May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The five-time Grammy winner and recent Oscar nominee (for "BlacKkKlansman") has long been director Spike Lee's favorite composer, having written the scores for "Malcolm X," "Inside Man," "25th Hour," the K...
BlacKkKlansman score is a sophisticated piece of work / exclaim!@#$
With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee effectively crafted himself a cultural moment, as the film not only nabbed some serious critical praise but prestigious awards recognition as well. Of course, the director didn't do it alone, though, and one those key assists came from Terence Blanchard, who helmed the 2018 film's Grammy-winning score. Made with Blanchard's current band E-Collective and a 96-pie...
A half-century's worth of JazzFest performances are set for release on new Smithsonian Folkways box / Off BEAT
Fans of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be treated to a half-century's worth of live performances in a very special commemorative box CD set being released in celebration of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary. In honor of Jazz Fest's golden anniversary, Smithsonian Folkways is releasing five discs of live performances from past years' festivals. Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Herit...
Blessed to be in a shithole country for PaPJazz / FRANCE 24
At a time when most of the world's jazz capitals are buried under snow or suffering through sub-zero temperatures, Haiti is offering fans a week of outdoor concerts showcasing the best talents in the business in a balmy Caribbean clime, the 13th edition of the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival, running now through January 26. Now in its thirteenth year, PaPJazz, as the Festival International de J...
DSO's Soluna Festival celebrates film scoring with Terence Blanchard / D Magazine
This morning, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced a four-week schedule of concerts, performances, and happenings for the fifth annual Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, which is coming from April 4 through April 28. While anchored by DSO performances, the festival aims to draw a connection from the lofty world of classical music to modern life in Dallas. There are a lot of intriguing...
Why the 'BlacKkKlansman' score could earn Terence Blanchard his first Oscar / Los Angeles Times
One of the most arresting sequences in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" - based on the true story of an African American cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1970s Colorado - comes right at the beginning of the movie. It involves Alec Baldwin, as a fictional white supremacist academic, filming a kind of segregationist infomercial. As he delivers his increasingly hateful diatribe, images from D.W. Griffith...
Watch GOLDDERBY EXCLUSIVE w/Terence Blanchard
When composer Terence Blanchard first heard the plot of "BlacKkKlansman he "didn't think it was a real story. I kept thinking, wow, this is a great piece of fiction." But when director Spike Lee informed his longtime collaborator that the tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s, was indeed true, Blanchard though...
The music for BlacKkKlansman comes from NOLA's Terence Blanchard / offBEAT Magazine
BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee's provocative film about an African-American detective who goes undercover to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Based on a true story, the film has achieved global fame with a score was created by New Orleans' very own Terence Blanchard. Blanchard was surprised when Spike Lee asked him to write the score for Jungle Fever in 1991. Then Lee asked him to writ...
Slowing down long enough to chat with billboard, the indefatigable Terence Blanchard touches on everything
"People don't know how to take me," says jazz trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard with a laugh. It's a rare rainy day in Los Angeles and the five-time Grammy Award winner is seated inside a West Hollywood hotel suite. Flanked by a piano festooned with sheet music on one side and a keyboard roosting on a granite kitchen countertop on the other, Blanchard is talking about the trio of projects he's bee...
Terence Blanchard feat. E-Collective with 'Dear Jimi' on NPR: Songs We Love
Terence Blanchard has always been drawn to a form of lyricism that runs burnished and bittersweet. You can track this mood throughout his career as a post-bop trumpeter, and no less in his dozens of film scores, in and beyond a long affiliation with Spike Lee. That quality of mournful uplift also rings loud and clear on Blanchard's forthcoming album LIVE. It's a showcase for the sleek young b...
Terence Blanchard's 'Champion' is a case study in pathos, confused identity, fame, and the price paid / The New Orleans Advocate
Terence Blanchard's two-act opera "Champion," which premiered locally at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Friday and will be reprised in a Sunday matinee by the New Orleans Opera Association, is a case study in pathos, confused identity, the joys of fame and the price that is often paid during the rise to the top. Working from a fact-based libretto by Michael Cristofer, Blanchard, a Grammy-winning New Orle...
Terence Blanchard happy to share the spotlight with his exceptional band / Charleston City Paper
Forty minutes into his own performance at the Cistern, Terence Blanchard had played trumpet for about five minutes. He'd spent most of the concert standing near the back of the stage as his four-piece supporting band jammed through a nearly non-stop segue of original songs and classics like Marcus Miller's "Hannibal." Halfway through, it felt like Blanchard was more of the musical director of the...
Terence Blanchard's score for The Comedian evokes a nocturnal New York / Financial Times
On The Comedian(Blue Note), Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard returns to his jazz-renaissance roots with a set steeped in the glossy hues and tones of New York City at night. Blanchard's score for the soundtrack of Robert De Niro's new film captures a late-life crisis with jaunty blues, brooding balladry and svelte modern jazz. The mood-setting themes have strong melodies and rhyth...
Terence Blanchard's 'Champion' comes out swinging at Kennedy Center / Metro Weekly
Another contemporary opera following fast on the heels of Dead Man Walking, Terence Blanchard's Champion continues the fascinating conversation on today's opera. It's a great choice for two reasons. First, like Dead Man, it shows that modern opera doesn't have to be a discordant concept-piece. Like the best of traditional opera, it can tell a compelling, deeply enthralling story. But Champion is also a b...
Terence Blanchard's 'Champion. ' An opera in jazz / San Diego Voice and Viewpoint
Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Classical. These are all separate genres of music. But what happens when you put two of them together? You get "opera in jazz" rather than "jazz opera," according to jazz musician and opera composer Terence Blanchard, who is the former Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Artistic Director. Blanchard is also a jazz trumpeter from New Orleans who has over 20 albums ...
In 'Bud, Not Buddy' Terence Blanchard writes serious music for high school musicians to perform / Washington Post
For Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, composing a jazz concert based on the children's novel "Bud, Not Buddy" meant more than just telling Christopher Paul Curtis's colorful Depression-era tale in musical terms. It meant writing serious music that high school kids could perform. "I'm not trying to give them a free ride," Blanchard said by phone recently from Cleveland, where he was on tou...
Terence Blanchard & E-Collective wage racial peace in Dallas / TheaterJones review
Six months after an African-American gunman killed five white and Hispanic Dallas police and DART officers, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective rolled into Dallas with a message: We had to be here." In announcing the tour last year, he stated, "This band represents the best of America's ideals. We're five very different personalities with different visions who play together for a common goal: ...
Terence Blanchard | E-Collective set to record new album LIVE at the BOP STOP / Cool Cleveland
New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his band E-Collective - guitarist Charles Altura, piano/sythns player Fabian Almazan, drummer Oscar Seaton and bassist David "DJ" Ginyard - will perform two consecutive nights Wed. 1/4 & Thurs. 1/5 at the Bop Stop and record the live shows. "This band represents the best of America's ideals," says Blanchard. "We're five very different personali...
Terence Blanchard & E-Collective set to record live sessions at Cleveland's 'Bop Stop' / SCENE
An icon in the jazz world, trumpet player Terence Blanchard recently announced that he will record his new album, Caravan, in cities "scarred by the escalation of tension between law enforcement and unarmed African Americans." Given Cleveland's record of police shootings and racial tension, it only makes sense that Blanchard would include the city on his itinerary. Blanchard and his backing band the ...
Terence Blanchard scores new film - The Comedian / WGNO-TV
"A movie without music is kind of like life with color," jazz musician Terence Blanchard said. Most people don't know how much work goes into putting a film together. Pre-production and production are two beasts to take on by themselves. When the filming is done and the actors go home, then it's time to add color to the movie. The music behind the movie plays a very important role in the film mak...
Terence Blanchard puts together some of UK's best emerging jazz artists / Warrington Guardian
HE is a Grammy award-winning trumpeter and bandleader who has composed the music for every Spike Lee film since the 90s. But despite all his accolades, what makes Terence Blanchard more proud is helping others succeed in the world of jazz. The 54-year-old grew up in New Orleans where he was welcomed into the Louisiana city's proud music community since he was a child. So he feels like he is passing o...
Terence Blanchard set for 'Jazz Directors Series' / Jazzwise
The first edition of The Jazz Directors Series, produced by creative music organisation Brighter Sound in collaboration with renowned Manchester venue Band on the Wall, will see 13 young professional musicians working with composer Terence Blanchard on specially arranged material from his long career in jazz and film scores. The Multi-Grammy Award winning trumpeter and film composer is also set to p...
Terence Blanchard's SummerStage performance in Staten Island is an elegy for Eric Garner / The New York Times
The emotional climax of Terence Blanchard's SummerStage concert on Friday night, at Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island, arrived precisely one hour in, like a timed detonation. It was the title track of his most recent album, "Breathless" - an elegy for Eric Garner, who died at the hands of police officers on Staten Island just over two years ago. Mr. Blanchard, in his trumpet solo over the plaintive t...
Terence Blanchard & E-Collective to perform 'Breathless' at SummerStage on NYC's Staten Island / Wall Street Journal
New Orleans trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard has performed his latest album, "Breathless," on both sides of the Atlantic, but his concert this week in New York with E-Collective, part of the annual SummerStage series in city parks, has a special resonance. The multi-Grammy-winning jazz musician is playing on Staten Island, the home of Eric Garner, the unarmed African-American whose words dur...
Terence Blanchard set to play Durham's 'Carolina Theatre' / WUNC interview
Jazz trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard has worn many hats. As a kid growing up in New Orleans, he played alongside childhood friend Wynton Marsalis. In the 1980s he performed alongside jazz great Art Blakey, and in the 1990s, Blanchard began scoring films for director Spike Lee. Today he continues to develop his jazz style with his band The E-Collective. Blanchard performs with The E-Co...