When New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard heard his name announced as a winner of the first of his four Grammy Awards, he turned to his wife and kissed her. Such an ordinary thing. It’s what people who have won an ultimate success in their chosen fields are expected to do when they hear their name announced: turn to those they love for a congratulatory smooch. Read More
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
One of the many perks of being the US president is that if you fancy hosting an International Jazz Day concert from your front room, you can. Barack Obama and wife Michelle have announced plans to hold a concert next month, featuring a string of musical legends including Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Sting and Herbie Hancock. Read More
What happens when a top-tier jazz trumpeter and composer with more than 50 soundtracks of musical storytelling experience is inspired by the “I Can’t Breathe” campaign? Throw in influences from soul, pop and funk and you’ve got Terence Blanchard’s upcoming album “Breathless.”
By Claire Dickson
The latest movie score by New Orleans composer, trumpeter and Grammy-winning recording artist Terence Blanchard graces the drama “Black or White.”
Opening Friday, the New Orleans-filmed “Black or White” stars Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The two Oscar winners play maternal and paternal grandparents engaged in a custody fight for their granddaughter.