News of the Day

Complexions to Premiere New Ballet Set to Music By Terence Blanchard

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Complexions) will premiere a new ballet set the music of Terence Blanchard at The Joyce Theater from November 18-30, 2014. This new work, entitled “Head Space,” is a 30-minute ballet for the stage featuring 12 dancers and select compositions from Mr. Blanchard's albums. "Head Space" will use his composition of trumpet, strings, woodwinds, and percussion as the backbone of its narrative and will be a collection of short scenes following a cast of characters. The creation of "Head Space" was commissioned by the New Orleans Ballet Association with the support of Chevron through the Chevron Master Artist Series. Visit for tickets and more infomation on the program!


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Video of the Day

The Terence Blanchard E-Collective's First Live Performance!

For a taste of Terence's newest band, check out this clip from the Terence Blanchard E-Collective's debut show at Blue Note Milano, the first stop of the E-Collective's European tour #TBECEuroTour!


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



October 31, 2014Feldbach, Austria
November 2, 2014Tampere, Finland
November 4, 2014Trento, Italy
November 5, 2014Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 7, 2014Ingolstadt, Germany
November 8, 2014Warsaw, Poland
November 9, 2014Gilwice, Poland
November 11, 2014Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
November 13, 2014Vilnius, Lithuania
April 9, 2015San Francisco, 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.