News of the Day

NPower Jazz Dallas Benefit Concert Building Tech Careers for U.S. Veterans 

NPower, 7-Eleven, PepsiCo and the Greater North Texas Tech Community are proud to present Jazz Dallas. This benefit concert on Tuesday, April 7, will bring together a community of business leaders committed to improving the lives of our Dallas veterans. The event promises to be a powerful evening celebrating NPower’s impact, acknowledging the outstanding support of its partners, and featuring the first public performance in Dallas by Grammy award–winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Support veterans by purchasing tickets to the NPower Jazz Dallas benefit!

NPower Jazz Dallas is a great opportunity to contribute to the expansion of NPower’s programs in the greater Dallas area. There are more than 30,000 new U.S. Armed Forces veterans entering the job market each year. Nearly 1,400 veterans in the greater Dallas area are interested in benefiting from NPower’s free IT training program (Technology Service Corps), yet the current program only has capacity to serve about 100 veterans annually. This talent pool coupled with the demand for bright, disciplined people with a high tech skill set is a tremendous source for building new career opportunities.By joining us at the fundraising concert, you are giving back to our veterans who have given so much to our country.



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Video of the Day

NPower Technology Service Corps North Texas Veterans Program

Terence Blanchard is proud to perform at the NPower Jazz Dallas Benefit to build tech careers for veterans. This video shows the amazing ways the NPower’s free IT training program (Technology Service Corps)is helping veterans find careers in technology.


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



April 2, 2015Los Angeles, CA
April 7, 2015Dallas, TX
April 9, 2015San Francisco, CA
April 10, 2015San Francisco, CA
April 11, 2015San Francisco, CA
April 12, 2015San Fancisco, CA
April 24, 2015Hanover, NH
April 25, 2015Boston, MA
May 2, 2015New Orleans, LA
May 6, 2015Evanston, IL

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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.