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Terence Blanchard puts together some of UK's best emerging jazz artists / Warrington Guardian

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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 on that spirit of collaboration and unity when he works with young musicians. Terence is currently doing just that with The Inner City Ensemble, who he will be performing with at the Pyramid in Warrington on Friday. The 13-piece band was put together from scratch with the aim of uniting some of the UK's most remarkable emerging jazz artists. "The calibre of the musicians is extraordinary," said Terence.

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