Terence Blanchard on inspiring the next generation

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Thursday September 15, 2016

From The Warrington Guardian

INTERVIEW: Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard on inspiring the next generation of performers, working with Spike Lee and life in New Orleans
By: David Morgan

He is a Grammy award-winning trumpeter and bandleader who has composed the music for every Spike Lee film since the 90s.

But despite all his accolades, what makes Terence Blanchard more proud is helping others succeed in the world of jazz.

The 54-year-old grew up in New Orleans where he was welcomed into the Louisiana city’s proud music community since he was a child.

So he feels like he is passing on that spirit of collaboration and unity when he works with young musicians.

Terence is currently doing just that with The Inner City Ensemble, who he will be performing with at the Pyramid in Warrington on Friday.

To read the full interview click here