Composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard selected 2019 MusicUNTOLD Composer of the Year. Terence Blanchard was also 2018 MusicUNTOLD Composer of the Year following inaugural 2017 MusicUNTOLD Composer of the Year Michael Abels. Terence Blanchard composed the music for Opera Theatre of St. Louis 2019 world premiere FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES. The opera has been selected for future performances at the Metropolitan Opera.
About Terence Blanchard
Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and – based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material, composing over 50 soundtracks and even, in 2013, debuting Champion: An Opera in Jazz. He has also, in the spirit of his onetime membership in the jazz school of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, mentored several musicians in his bands who have gone on to have significant recording careers of their own including Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott and one of his current band members Fabian Almazan).As a leader and co-leader (significantly four albums early in his career with fellow Crescent City artist,saxophonist Donald Harrison), Blanchard has recorded more than 30 albums that often defied genres, yet were still critically acclaimed. But for his latest Blue Note Records album, Breathless, Blanchard powerfully and playfully journeys into another jazz realm with his new quintet, The E-Collective—an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors.
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