Latest Terence Blanchard News

Jazz Fest's Saturday opening delayed by weather

May. 06, 2023 14:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gates opened about an hour later than usual for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival after a line of strong thunderstorms, with wind gusts of up to 60 mph (about 97 kph), prompted organizers to delay Saturday's opening. Fans gradually began to move onto...

Met premieres Blanchard's `Champion,' an `opera in jazz'

Apr. 12, 2023 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” proved a sell-out hit at the Metropolitan Opera in 2021, general manager Peter Gelb wasted no time lining up the composer’s other opera for the current season. And that set the clock ticking for Blanchard...