Terence Blanchard, the multiple GRAMMY Award-winning trumpeter and composer, offers a sublime score for “The Comedian,” the new movie starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann. Directed by Taylor Hackford, the movie is playing in theatres now. The album The Comedian (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is now available digitally, and will be released by Blue Note on CD April 7th. Read More
For Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, composing a jazz concert based on the children’s novel “Bud, Not Buddy” meant more than just telling Christopher Paul Curtis’s colorful Depression-era tale in musical terms. It meant writing serious music that high school kids could perform. “I’m not trying to give them a free ride,” Read More
New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard got his big break in the 1980s when fellow NOLA trumpet player Wynton Marsalis recommended him or a gig with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He released his first solo album in 1991 and since then has branched out in a whole bunch of directions. He performed on soundtracks for Spike Lee’s films and graduated to scoring his films, then began working for other directors, making him one of the most prominent contemporary film composers.
Following his critically-acclaimed 2015 CD release ‘Breathless’, Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective will record a sequel CD, ‘Caravan,’ an album which will be recorded live in three cities scarred by the escalation of tension between law enforcement and unarmed African Americans. From January 2 through 7, ‘Caravan’ will be performed and recorded in Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Dallas. Read More