“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