Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard Collaborations

Blanchard is unique in the jazz world as an artist whose creative endeavors go far beyond the genre into film scoring, crafting television series soundscapes and conceiving grand operas that have been recognized at the highest levels of art appreciation. In addition, Blanchard has been at the forefront of giving voice in his works to socio-cultural issues and racial injustices of our time.

Opera

Being the first black composer to present an opera at the Metropolitan Opera House, Blanchard has proven nothing short of success with both of his opera productions, "Champion" and "Fire Shut Up In My Bones", receiving such high acclaim.

"Fire Shut Up In My Bones"

Opening Night of the 2021–22 season will be a historic occasion—the Met’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.” Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. 

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An opera by Terence Blanchard

Based on the Book by ‎Charles M. Blow

Libretto by Kasi Lemmons

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago 

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Originally commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, co-commissioned by Jazz St. Louis.

Production a gift of The Ford Foundation and the Francis Goelet Trusts

Additional funding from The Joan Ganz Cooney and Holly Peterson Fund

Scores by Composer Terence Blanchard

 

The Comedian (2016) Unknown

Director: Taylor Hackford

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

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Chi-Raq (2015) Unknown-1

Director:  Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

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 Black or White (2014)blackorwhite

Director:  Mike BinderOriginal Music By: Terence Blanchar

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Red Tails (2012)

Director: Anthony Hemingway

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: LucasFilm

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Bunraku (2010)

Director: Guy Moshe

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

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Cadillac Records (2008)

Director: Darnell Martin

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Parkwood Pictures/Sony Pictures

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Talk To Me (2007)

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Focus Feature

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Miracle at St. Anna’s (2008)

Director: Spike Lee

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: HBO Documentary Films

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Waist Deep (2006)

Director: Vondie Curtis Hall

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Rogue Pictures

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Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Director: Darnell Martin

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Productions

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Inside Man ( 2006)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

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Dark Blue (2003)

Director: Ron Shelton

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: MGM

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She Hate Me (2004)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Sony Picture Classics

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People I Know (2002)

Director: Dan Algrant

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio:Miramax

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Jim Brown-All American (2002)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: HBO

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Barber Shop (2002)

Director: Tim Story

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio:MGM

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25th Hour (2002)

Director: Spike Lee

Studio: Touchstone/Disney

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Bojangles

Director: Joe Sargent

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Showtime

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The Salton Sea (2002)

Director:D.J. Caruso

Original Music By: Thomas Newman.

Terence Blanchard: Musician/Trumpet Solo

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Glitter (2001)

Director: Vondie Curtis Hall

Original Music by: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Sony/Fox

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A Girl Thing (2001)

Director: Lee Rose

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Showtime

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The Caveman’s Valentine (2001)

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Studio: Jersey Films

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Original Sin (2001)

Director: Michael Cristofer

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: MGM

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Next Friday (2000)

Director: Steve Carr

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: New Line Cinema

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Bamboozled (2000)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: New Line Cinema

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Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (1999)

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Original Music: Ed Shearmur

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Love & Basketball (2000)

Director: Gina Prince Bythewood

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: New Line Cinema

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Summer of Sam (1999)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Touchstone/Disney

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Random Hearts (1999)

Director: Sydney Pollack

Composer: Dave Grusin. Terence Blanchard, Lead trumpet

Studio: Sony Pictures

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Gia (1998)

Director: Michael Cristofer

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: HBO Pictures

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The Tempest (1998)

Director: J. Bender/BRaskins

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: NBC

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‘Til There Was You (1997)

Director: Scott Winant

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard and Miles Goodman

Studio: Bluebird Pictures

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4 Little Girls (1997)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: HBO and 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

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Soul of The Game (1996)

Director: Kevin Sullivan

Original Music By: Lee Holdridge & Terence Blanchard (Composer, Special Music)

Studio: HBO Pictures

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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: MCA Universal

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Get On The Bus (1996)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio:MCA/Universal Pictures

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Primal Fear (1996)

Director: Gregory Hoblit

Original Music By: James Newton Howard

Musician: Terence Blanchard

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The Promised Land (1995) TV Mini-Series

Director: Anthony Geffen

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio:Discovery

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Clockers (1995)

Director: Spike Lee

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Studio: MSC/Universal Pictures

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Crooklyn ( 1994)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: MCA/Universal Pictures/40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

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Backbeat (1994)

Director: Iain Softley

Studio: Universal Pictures

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Trial By Jury (1994)

Director: Heywood Gould

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Morgan Creek

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The Inkwell (1994)

Director: Mattie Rich

Studio: Touchstone Pictures

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Malcolm X (1992)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Warner Brothers/40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

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Sugar Hill (1993)

Director: Leo Ichaso

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: 20th Century Fox

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Mo’ Better Blues (1990)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Bill Lee (Terence Blanchard, Lead Trumpet)

Studio: Universal Pictures/40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

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Jungle Fever (1991)

Director: Spike Lee

Original Music By: Terence Blanchard

Studio: Universal Studio/40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

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