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Terence Blanchard

 
Bio:
Terence Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilm's, Red Tails starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Emmy Award winner Bryan Lee Cranston, as well as his critically acclaimed score for the Broadway play, The Mother****** With the Hat. In ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Terence Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilm's, Red Tails starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Emmy Award winner Bryan Lee Cranston, as well as his critically acclaimed score for the Broadway play, The Mother****** With the Hat. In ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 2011]
Composer

Terence Blanchard Biography

Terence Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilm's, Red Tails starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Emmy Award winner Bryan Lee Cranston, as well as his critically acclaimed score for the Broadway play, The Mother****** With the Hat. In addition to composing the music for the Broadway remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, he has also been commissioned by the Opera St. Louis for a project that will premiere in 2012.

Blanchard just completed a national co-headlining tour with Branford Marsalis and will continue to tour with his quintet throughout 20ll. Additionally, after serving as Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute, Blanchard has now been named Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music.

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. Blanchard's music was also recently seen in Spike Lee/HBO's If God is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 film, When The Levees Broke. The film shows the current state of Blanchard's native New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina, and follows the lives of several individuals and their families in the aftermath of one of the worst disasters to occur in U.S. history. Blanchard won a Grammy for his 2007 CD A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina), which included tracks from Levees.

In 2009, Blanchard loaned his musical voice to Louis the Alligator in The Princess and the Frog. He has completed scores for Lee's Miracle at St. Anna, the soundtrack for Darnell Martin's Cadillac Records and Guy Moshe's adventure thriller Bunraku (Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson and Josh Hartnett). Other film music written by Blanchard includes Kasi Lemmons' Eve's Bayou and Talk to Me, Oprah Winfrey's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tim Story's Barbershop and Ron Shelton's Dark Blue and music for over one dozen Spike Lee films and documentaries.

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 CD's to his credit, Blanchard is a four-time Grammy Award winner and has received multiple Grammy nominations as well as a Golden Globe nod. His latest CD, 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. Guest artists on Choices include writer, speaker, educator and activist Dr. Cornel West and singer, musician and composer Bilal. West performs spoken word pieces on the album with Bilal providing vocals on several of the tracks.




Terence Blanchard News

After More Than 240 Performances, Sonja Frisell's Staging Of Verdi's AIDA Has Its Fin Photo After More Than 240 Performances, Sonja Frisell's Staging Of Verdi's AIDA Has Its Final Met Run, Beginning December 2
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

Verdi's epic opera Aida returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage for fifteen performances, from December 2, 2022, to April 27, 2023. The monumental production by Sonja Frisell makes its last appearance since premiering in 1988 at the Met, where it has played 240 times.

Kareem Fahmy, Shariffa Ali and More to be Featured in Hermitage Artist Retreat Januar Photo Kareem Fahmy, Shariffa Ali and More to be Featured in Hermitage Artist Retreat January 2023 Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced the first several programs for the new calendar year. These events will be presented on the Hermitage’s historic beachfront campus on Manasota Key and throughout Sarasota County.

Chamber Music Northwest Presents Will Liverman & Pianist Gloria Chien At Lincoln Reci Photo Chamber Music Northwest Presents Will Liverman & Pianist Gloria Chien At Lincoln Recital Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

Chamber Music Northwest presents Will Liverman (baritone), with CMNW Artistic Director Gloria Chien (piano), for a moving vocal performance of works ranging from spirituals and the American songbook to Ravel, Williams, Price, and others.

VIDEO: Tyler Perry Produces New Music Video for A JAZZMAN'S BLUES Photo VIDEO: Tyler Perry Produces New Music Video for A JAZZMAN'S BLUES
by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022

Ruth B. releases the music video for the stunning song 'Paper Airplanes,' from the Tyler Perry film 'A JAZZMAN BLUE'S.' You probably best know Ruth B. from her massive worldwide #1 hit “Lost Boy.” Her Platinum certified single “Dandelions” was and is still a major viral hit on TikTok and IG Reels.

Moody Jazz Festival At NJPAC Kick-Starts With Jazzmeia Horn, Fantasia, Savion Glover, Photo Moody Jazz Festival At NJPAC Kick-Starts With Jazzmeia Horn, Fantasia, Savion Glover, and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the exciting line-up of the highly anticipated TD James Moody Jazz Festival. This year's program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip hop, and so much more. 

Warner Theatre To Screen THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI'S ď»ÂżLA TRAVIATA Photo Warner Theatre To Screen THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI'S ď»ÂżLA TRAVIATA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, presents Verdi's La Traviata, Saturday, November 5 at 12:55 pm ET.  

The Warner Theatre To Present THE MET: LIVE IN HD Lecture Series Photo The Warner Theatre To Present THE MET: LIVE IN HD Lecture Series
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

The Warner Theatre has announced a series of lectures which will be presented before The Met: Live in HD Opera simulcasts. Lectures are complimentary with a Met Opera ticket purchase.

Chuck D. Speech + Rakim Share The Stage With Christian Mcbride At TD James Moody Jazz Photo Chuck D. Speech + Rakim Share The Stage With Christian Mcbride At TD James Moody Jazz Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2022

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes Hip Hop icons Chuck D, Rakim and Speech to perform with jazz great Christian McBride at the 11th Annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival on Saturday, November 19 at 8 P.M.

Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met This Month Photo Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Verdi’s La Traviata will return to the Metropolitan Opera with eight performances October 25–November 19, 2022; five performances January 5–26, 2023; and five more March 4–18, 2023.

Warner Theatre To Screen The Metropolitan Opera Live In HD MEDEA Photo Warner Theatre To Screen The Metropolitan Opera Live In HD MEDEA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 16th season with the company premiere of Cherubini's Medea on Saturday, October 22, at 12:55 pm ET.

Terence Blanchard Videos

VIDEO: Tyler Perry Produces New Music Video for A JAZZMAN'S BLUES Videoplay
VIDEO: Tyler Perry Produces New Music Video for A JAZZMAN'S BLUES

by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022

Ruth B. releases the music video for the stunning song 'Paper Airplanes,' from the Tyler Perry film 'A JAZZMAN BLUE'S.' You probably best know Ruth B. from her massive worldwide #1 hit “Lost Boy.” Her Platinum certified single “Dandelions” was and is still a major viral hit on TikTok and IG Reels.

VIDEO: Solea Pfeiffer & Joshua Boone Star in Tyler Perry's A JAZZMAN'S BLUES Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Solea Pfeiffer & Joshua Boone Star in Tyler Perry's A JAZZMAN'S BLUES Trailer

by Michael Major - Aug 23, 2022

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award honoree Tyler Perry, the film stars Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer as star-crossed lovers Bayou and Leanne alongside an ensemble cast that includes Amirah Vann, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold. Watch the new video now!

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season

by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for the Met’s 2022–23 Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, which features ten spectacular productions, including exciting company premieres, new productions, and repertory favorites, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Watch an all new trailer and get a first look inside the productions and season!

VIDEO: Watch A New Trailer For FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES at The Met Opera Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch A New Trailer For FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES at The Met Opera

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Get a first look at a scene from Act III from the Live in HD broadcast, with choreography by Camille A. Brown.

VIDEO: The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates World Opera Day Videoplay
VIDEO: The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates World Opera Day

by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2021

In celebration of World Opera Day, the Met thanks the many opera lovers who gathered to experience Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones, as well as the company's long-awaited reopening, on September 27, 2021.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2021

Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones - the first opera by a Black composer ever performed by the Met is now on stage. Get a first look at video from the production!

VIDEO: Terence Blanchard, James Robinson & More Discuss FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Videoplay
VIDEO: Terence Blanchard, James Robinson & More Discuss FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2021

Watch as General Manager Peter Gelb discusses Fire Shut Up in My Bones with members of the production’s creative team, including composer Terence Blanchard, co-director James Robinson, and Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights From Met Opera's A Concert for New York Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights From Met Opera's A Concert for New York

by Alan Henry - May 17, 2021

Watch below as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Justin Austin, and members of the Met Orchestra perform an excerpt from Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones as part of A Concert for New York at the Knockdown Center in Queens. May 16, 2021.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit

by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

FKAjazz to Release New Album 'Stereotype Threat' Next Month Videoplay
FKAjazz to Release New Album 'Stereotype Threat' Next Month

by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

With the release of his new album Stereotype Threat under the bold, fresh artistic identity FKAjazz (formerly known as…), NYC based saxophonist Samir Zarif lays the dynamic groundwork for the possibilities of what jazz is for his generation and provides a vision for what the cherished American art form can be moving forward.