Halloween at Voodoo Fest – A Local View of Voodoo |The Louisiana Weekly

“My kids are getting excited about me being on the show there,” says Grammy-winning, New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Primarily considered a jazz artist, Blanchard has never played nor attended the Voodoo Music +Arts Experience, commonly known as Voodoo Fest (October 30 – November 1, 2015). His appearance at Voodoo at 4:15 pm on Saturday, October 31, which features his electrified E-Collective ensemble, could certainly be considered the most unexpected addition to this year’s line-up. Throughout its history, the event has relied, to a great extent, on popular electronic, jam, punk rock, hip hop, alternative and heavy metal groups to draw young audiences to its City Park festival locale.

By Geraldine Wyckoff

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Interview: New Orleans favorite Terence Blanchard on his work with the E-Collective |Gambit

Terence Blanchard has one of the great charged tones in modern jazz. His protean trumpet can come off sleek or soulful, invigorated or exasperated, often all those at once. Blanchard’s horn is listenable but never easy, seemingly living in a higher, more pitched emotional register. It’s no wonder that he’s become a go-to film score composer. The man can make a mood.

By Theo Schell-Lambert

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