Terence Blanchard

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Along Came Betty (feat. Brian Lynch, Freddy Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Jacky McLean, Wayne Shorter, Benny Golson, Frank Lacy, Geoff Keezer & Walter Davis Jr.)
Mr. Blakey (feat. Michele Hendricks, Terence Blanchard, Benny Golson & Walter Davis Jr.)
Blues March (feat. Curtis Fuller, Donald Harrison, Wayne Shorter, Jacky McLean, Brian Lynch, Freddy Hubbard, Frank Lacy, Terence Blanchard, Benny Golson, Jovan Jackson, Walter Davis Jr., Geoff Keezer, Buster Williams & Roy Haynes)

Terence Oliver Blanchard (born March 13, 1962) is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. Since Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, he has been a leading artist in jazz. He was an integral figure in the 1980s jazz resurgence, having recorded several award-winning albums and having performed with the jazz elite. He is known as a straight-ahead artist in the hard bop tradition but has recently developed an African-fusion style of playing that makes him unique from other trumpeters on the performance circuit. It is as a film composer that Blanchard reaches his widest audience. His trumpet can be heard on nearly fifty film scores; more than forty bear his compositional style. Since 2000, Blanchard has served as Artistic Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. As of August 2011, he was named the Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He lives in the Garden District of New Orleans with his wife and four children.