Two-time Oscar nominee, six-time Grammy Award-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/ composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning pivotal moments in American culture—past and present. Regarding his consistent attachment to artistic works of conscience, Blanchard confesses: “Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter live by their Buddhist philosophy and try to expand the conscience of their communities. I’m standing on all of their shoulders. How dare I come through this life having had the blessing of meeting those men and not take away any of that? Like anybody else, I’d like to play feel-good party music but sometimes my music is about the reality of where we are.” In this SMF debut, Blanchard and The E-Collective along with the Turtle Island Quartet elaborate on the music of Wayne Shorter.
Pianos by Steinway & Sons | A Faircloth Jazz Series Performance