Bandleader, Musical Artist
Who is Terence Blanchard?
Since Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, he has been a leading artist in jazz. He was an integral figure in the 1980s jazz resurgence, having recorded several award-winning albums and having performed with the jazz elite.
He is known as a straight-ahead artist in the hard bop tradition but has recently developed an African-fusion style of playing that makes him unique from other trumpeters on the performance circuit. It is as a film composer that Blanchard reaches his widest audience. His trumpet can be heard on nearly fifty film scores; more than forty bear his compositional style.
Since 2000, Blanchard has served as Artistic Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. As of August 2011, he was named the Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He lives in the Garden District of New Orleans with his wife and four children.
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- Mar 13, 1962
- Also known as
- Terence Blachard
- Terrence Blanchard
- Terence Oliver Blanchard
- Terrance Blanchard
- Robin Burgess
(1996 - )
- Robin Burgess
- African American
- United States of America
- Rutgers University
- New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
on July 23, 2013