Aug 10-Aug 11, 2012
FRI. 8pm $24 / 10pm $20
SAT. 8pm $24 / 10pm $20
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 helped to shape the contours of modern jazz today. A true "renaissance" artist with more than 29 albums to his credit, Blanchard is a five-time Grammy Award-winner.
Blanchard's latest work, "Choices," was released by Concord Jazz in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Recorded in New Orleans at the Ogden Museum of Art - itself a survivor of Hurricane Katrina - "Choices" addresses the choices we all make in life - both as a society and on a personal level.
As a film composer, Blanchard has more than 50 scores to his credit ad received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee's "25th Hour." Terence Blanchard and Spike Lee previously collaborated on the HBO documentaries, "When the Levees Broke," "If God's Willing," and, "Da Creek Don't Rise," detailing the devastation left behind by Hurricane Katrina. In 2007, Blanchard released the album, "A Take of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)," a beautifully haunting and impassioned song cycle which included tracks from "Levees." "A Tale of God's Will" went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.
Also to his credit are the score's for Spike Lee's "Miracle at St. Anna," Darnell Martin's "Cadillac Records," Tim Story's "Barbershop," Kasi Lemmons' "Eve's Bayou" and "Talk to Me," as well as contributing tracks for Walt Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."
His Broadway score include "The Mother----- with the Hat," and the remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire."