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SFJazz names Terence Blanchard as SFJazz Resident Artistic Director for 2014-2015 Season!

"For the 2014-15 Season, SFJAZZ introduces a new set of SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Directors – Zakir Hussain, Eric Harland, Terence Blanchard and Esperanza Spalding. The Resident Artistic Director programs gives individual directors the opportunity to program, curate, perform, and participate in outreach and educational activities while in San Francisco. Each of them will curate exclusive programming, premiere new works, and feature exclusive collaborations. The directors were selected based on each artist’s career, commitment to jazz, and understanding of the SFJAZZ mission."

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Current Projects

"CHAMPION: AN OPERA IN JAZZ"

Champion: An Opera in Jazz debuted at Opera Theatre St. Louis in June 2013 to sold out audiences and great national acclaim. As a modern opera, Champion explores the human condition, its triumphs and tragedies through the life of famed boxer Emile Griffith.

"Terence Blanchard's new opera astutely mixes neo-Romanticism with sophisticated jazz elements... Champion has enthralled the audience here..." - Financial Times (London)

"The jazz-inflected numbers particularly the ensembles, grab your attention and underline the jittery, disturbing nature of Emile's inner conflict..." - Wall Street Journal

"A new work of quality and staying power, one that deserves to be taken up by other opera producers far and wide..." - Chicago Tribune

 

Film Projects

Gun Hill

On Wednesday, July 2, BET Networks will premeiere Gun Hill, a gritty NYC crime drama starring Larenz Tate with music composed by Terence Blanchard.

 

Video of the Day

Sani Festival 2014: Moments with Terrence Blanchard and Stephanos Tsialis
Terence and the Thessaloniki State Stymphony Orchestra rehearse music from Malcolm X, Jazz in Film, and A Tale of God's Will for Sani Festival on July 12.

 

Upcoming Shows

Date

Venue

August 26, 2014Eilat, Isreal
August 27, 2014Eilat, Israel
August 29, 2014Chicago, IL
September 25, 2014Washington DC,
April 9, 2015San Francisco, CA

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Education

As the Artistic Director of Jazz for the Mancini Institute at the University of Miami, I am excited to teach some of the most talented young musicians in the country.