Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring and Brass departments, and for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
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I want nothing less than to change hearts and souls. If you let them, music and art can do this. They go well beyond words and, to me, contain that power, are an entity, a means, pushing people to connect, to be open to absorb so many different ideas, concepts. Music is a communal thing, concerts bringing people together to vibe in one place, for one night. When I think about all of those great concerts that I’ve gone to throughout my years, inspired by the performances, an audience of like minds getting high on the beauty of the music, the message of the words, that to me is the power of this art.
By Terence Blanchard
Jazz FM’s Love Supreme Festival returned for a third triumphant year this weekend, and as a reveller at all three I’m bold enough to declare it just keeps getting bigger and better.
By Nicola Greenbrook