2013 Terence Blanchard Presents Jazz in Film--Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra
Gusman Concert Hall
Sunday, April 7, 2013
at Gusman Concert Hall
1320 Miller Drive
For a concert exploring jazz music in film, there is no better curator than two-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard-one of the most important musicians, composers and bandleaders of his generation. This evening highlights Blanchard and his quintet, and features the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in noir-nuanced renditions of various film selections from 1951 onward, including some of Blanchard’s own. The incredible trumpeter seamlessly swings between the worlds of jazz and motion picture scoring. With more than 40 motion picture credits, he is best known for his work scoring films by director/provocateur Spike Lee. His most recent project was “Red Tails,” released by Lucasfilm in 2012. Blanchard has also recorded the movie music of Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, Bernard Herman, Jerry Goldsmith and Andre Previn. Blanchard’s first big breaks came during the early 1980s via jazz icons Lionel Hampton and Art Blakey. He now performs with top players in jazz.
With special guests Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Brice Winston, tenor saxophone; Fabian Almazan, piano; Joshua Crumbly, bass; Kendrick Scott, drums; and featuring Mancini Fellows Mark Small, alto saxophone; Kendall Moore, trombone.