Terence Blanchard

“…abundant talent.  His writing is superb and heartfelt, his playing perfect…” The Wall Street Journal

Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today. With more than 29 albums to his credit, as a musician Blanchard is a multi-Grammy Award winner and nominee. As a film composer, Blanchard has more than 50 scores to his credit and received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee’s 25th Hour.

Recently, Opera Theatre St. Louis and Jazz St. Louis co-commissioned Blanchard to write a new jazz opera. “Champion“ an opera about boxer Emile Griffith, will debut on the 2013 Opera Theatre St. Louis season.

Terence Blanchard – trumpet

Brice Winston – saxophone

Fabian Almazan – piano

Joshua Crumbly – bass

Kendrick Scott – drums

Style: modern jazz

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