Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard once said, “If you are hung up on maintaining the tradition, you’re never going to be yourself. This is music about breaking the tradition.” In two very different concerts (one this week and one at the Playboy Jazz Festival in June), Blanchard will be celebrating the past of jazz as well as its future.
Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard’s takes a new direction on his Blue Note Records release titled Breathless. Along with his new group called the E-Collective and special guests P.J. Morton, JRei Oliver and Dr. Cornel West, Blanchard is groovin’ high and low on insightful new material and covers that delve into exciting zones of grooved fusion brimming with rhythm and blues rock, jazz and funk.