Grammy-Winner Drops by MCCC

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Wednesday February 21, 2018

From Southern Chester County Weeklies

Grammy-winner drops by Montgomery County Community College Center for Music Technology
By: Brian Bingaman

Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series recently hosted five-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and band leader Terence Blanchard.

On Feb. 9 – the day before he was to play a concert in the Science Center Theater with his band, The E-Collective – Blanchard talked about his craft and the music business in a workshop/master class, with MCCC staff and students in the college’s sound recording and music technology program sitting right up on the Science Center Theater stage with him.

When asked about the operas he’s composed, Blanchard shared that his father was a talented baritone singer and frequently played records of opera and church music, or would have R&B tuned in on the radio. ‘When you have a passion for being creative, sometimes the passion outruns logic. I’ve never been the type of person that stays in one place. I have a fear of complacency, and I have a fear of inflated ego – both of them kill creativity,’ he told those gathered for the workshop.

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