News of the Day

Opera Parallele & SFJAZZ to Present Champion: An Opera in Jazz 

Opera Parallèle has announced its 2015--2016 season, which will feature its first collaboration with SFJAZZ. Their first collaboration: a new, fully staged production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, with eight performances to be given February 19-28, 2016 at SFJAZZ Center. Based on the life of African-American boxing champion Emile Griffith (1938-2013), the production marks both Opera Parallèle's first foray into an operatic jazz idiom and SFJAZZ's first opera. The complete schedule of performances will be announced and tickets go on sale to the general public mid-July, 2015. For more information, visit and


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Personal Video Invite to NPower Jazz Dallas Benefit Concert

What's Up Texas! #NPowerJazzDallas w/ Terence Blanchard Coming Tuesday, April 7th!


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 24, 2015Hanover, NH
April 25, 2015Boston, MA
May 2, 2015New Orleans, LA
May 6, 2015Evanston, IL
May 7, 2015Omaha, NE
May 27, 2015New York City, NY
June 10, 2015St. Louis, MO
June 14, 2015Hollywood, CA
June 16, 2015Washington, D.C.
July 4, 2015Funchal, Portugal

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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.