News of the Day

Terence Blanchard Joins Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour!

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, presents its fourth national tour with a special appearance at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City from January 6-11, 2015, during the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference. Featuring critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY®-winning jazz artists, the all-star tour band features Terence Blanchard on trumpet; Ravi Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones; musical director Gerald Clayton on piano; Joe Sanders on bass; and Justin Brown on drums. Info & tickets available at


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Video of the Day

The Terence Blanchard E-Collective at Jazz & the City Festival

The Terence Blanchard E-Collective perform in Salzburg, Austria at Jazz & the City music festival. Video features Oscar Seaton (drums). Charles Altura (guitar), Fabian Almazan (keys), and Donald Ramsey (bass).


Current Projects

SFJazz Center

SFJazz Center has named Terence Blanchard among one its Resident Artistic Directors for the 2014-15 season! As a Resident Artistic Director, Terence has programmed and curated four nights of special performances to be held at the SFJazz Center Miner Auditorium. Tickets for the SFJazz 2014-15 season are now on sale to the public. 


Film Projects


Terence Blanchard is composer for the score to the new film Black & White, which is currently screening on the film festival circuit. The film, directed by Mike Binder, focuses on a custody battle over a mixed-race girl, between her maternal grandfather (Kevin Costner) and her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer).

Upcoming Shows



January 6, 2015New York City, NY
January 12, 2015New York City, NY
April 9, 2015San Francisco, CA
April 10, 2015San Francisco, CA
April 11, 2015San Francisco, CA
April 12, 2015San Fancisco, CA

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As the Artistic Director of Jazz for the Mancini Institute at the University of Miami, I am excited to teach some of the most talented young musicians in the country.