Jazz Trumpeter Terence Blanchard Brings His New Orleans Tribute to SFJAZZ

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When he was a kid, Terence Blanchard played trumpet with Wynton Marsalis at music camp. As an adult, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer has toured with everyone from Lionel Hampton to Art Blakey. Currently, Blanchard is an artistic director at SFJAZZ. He joins us to talk about composing scores for Spike Lee and George Lucas, his musical tribute to New Orleans and his jazz opera about a gay boxer in the 1960s.


Terence Blanchard, trumpeter, band leader, film composer and resident artistic director at SFJAZZ