Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard is a legendary jazz trumpeter who recently joined the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music as artistic director.  Blanchard has more than 29 albums to his credit, earning a “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” Grammy for his performance on Jeff “Tain” Watts’s project, Watts, a Grammy for his solo for “Be-Bop” on Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival, and a Grammy for his CD, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Blanchard is also a prolific film composer with more than 50 film and television credits, including Spike Lee’s 25th Hour for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination. He completed the score for Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna and the soundtrack for Darnell Martin’s Cadillac Records. He is currently working on two Broadway plays, The Mother———with the Hat, produced by Scott Rudin and A Streetcar Named Desire; George Lucas’ film about the Tuskegee Airmen entitled, Red Tails; and a commission for Opera Theatre of St. Louis. As Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute, Blanchard leads a multi-faceted orchestra, introducing its musicians to a wide range of musical styles and the music of iconic film composers.

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