The Griot of New Orleans |The New Republic

TERENCE BLANCHARD HAS just finished telling me about the fried oyster that made him cry when we turn onto Frenchmen Street in The Marigny, right next to the French Quarter. The street is a two-block strip of bars, live jazz clubs, top-notch restaurants and local chains, many specializing in alcohol-sponging midnight fare. Blanchard, a native son and now a world-renowned jazz trumpeter and film composer, loves it here. It’s a place where he still comes to play—in the clubs, and, every now and then, on the street itself.

By Jamil Smith

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The 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival – Sept. 18th-20th, 2015 |The Urban Music Scene

Headliners Include the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dianne Reeves, Chris Botti, Béla Fleck, Snarky Puppy, Pete Escovedo and Sheila E.; Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen’s Erroll Garner Project, Jaco’s World Conducted by Vince Mendoza, and Many Others.

By JaSupreme

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Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective presses ‘Breathless’ for Jazz Alley show |Examiner

Multi-Grammy-winning artist Terence Blanchard returns to Seattle’s Jazz Alley for six shows in four nights September 3-6 with a new band and a new sound. The New Orleans trumpeter and composer, with his hot, young, hungry E-Collective — keyboardist Fabian Almazan, guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Donald Ramsey, drummer Oscar Seaton — intends on pressing the social statement and the R&B fusion vibe of their May 26th release, Breathless, on Blue Note Records.

By Carol of

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