Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage

Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage

The keyboard master opened this summer's concert series in New York's Central Park with a free show featuring Terence Blanchard


Herbie Hancock may be 82 years old, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing him down. The latest case in point: his headlining set at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, June 11. It was opening night for the 2022 Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage concert series; this particular show, produced in association with the Blue Note Jazz Festival, was free of charge. Following a set by trumpeter Keyon Harrold, Hancock took over with a top-notch band that featured guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist James Genus, drummer Justin Tyson … and special guest Terence Blanchard on trumpet. 


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“Fire Shut Up In My Bones” Now Available on iTunes & Apple Music​

"Fire Shut Up In My Bones" Now Available on iTunes & Apple Music

“Fire Shut Up In My Bones,” which made history as the first opera by a Black composer to be presented at the Met, is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Recorded as part of the company’s Live in HD series, this powerful performance stars baritone Will Liverman and sopranos Latonia Moore and Angel Blue, with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting a vivid staging co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.
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Terence Blanchard’s opera “Champion,” the tragedy of a boxer who can’t be himself, NOLA.com

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

Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective will perform and record live a sequel CD, ‘Caravan,’ in three cities from January 2nd through 7th, in Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Dallas

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

New Orleans composer Terence Blanchard adds another film to his resume

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.

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