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Terence Blanchard named 2014 recipient of Miles Davis Award@Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

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Terence Blanchard will be the 21th recipient of the Miles Davis Award. Established by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on the occasion of its 15th anniversary, each year the Miles Davis Award recognizes the entire works of an internationally renowned jazz musician and his or her contribution to continuing the tradition of jazz.

Named "the most brilliant new trumpeter" by Miles Davis, Louisiana's Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most talented musicians in jazz, winning over fans and critics for a coolly expressive trumpet style as masterful as it is relaxed, equally voluptuous and controlled. With 20 albums out under his own name as a co-leader, winner of 5 Grammy Awards and artistic director of the Henri Mancini Institute at the University of Miami and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's jazz series, Blanchard has also written music for film (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, 25th Hour), Broadway and even a jazz opera, Champion, a musical treatment of the life of boxer Emile Griffith released last year.

Terence Blanchard is the latest in a series of Miles Davis prizewinners. He follows Charles Lloyd (2013), Ron Carter (2012), Stanley Clarke (2011), Sonny Rollins (2010), Ornette Coleman (2009), McCoy Tyner (2008), Mike Stern (2007), Brad Mehldau (2006), Dave Holland (2005), Keith Jarrett (2004), Joe Zawinul (2003), Chick Corea (2002), Michael Brecker (2001), Charlie Haden (2000), Cassandra Wilson (1999), John Scofield (1998), Herbie Hancock (1997), Wayne Shorter (1996), Pat Metheny (1995) and John McLaughlin (1994).