March-2nd-2010, 03:26 PM
Terence Blanchard to Perform with Wayne State University Big Band
World-renowned trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard to Perform with Wayne State University Big Band
Detroit, MI – The Detroit International Jazz Festival is pleased to partner with the Wayne State University Department of Music in presenting Terence Blanchard & the WSU Big Band: Mo’ Better Jazz – An Evening of Swing and Film on Friday March 12, 2010, 7:30pm, at The Music Box in the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, MI.
With more than 29 albums and 50 film scores to his credit, Blanchard is one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation who recently won a Grammy Award for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” for the track “Dancin’ 4 Chicken” on the 2009 album “Watts” by Jeff “Tain” Watts.
Blanchard and the WSU Big Band will perform his arrangements of movie themes, from A Streetcar Named Desire to The Pawnbroker. Blanchard will talk about scoring for film and show clips from several Spike Lee movies. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for 2010 DJF Rhythm Section members and $10 for students and seniors and can be ordered by phone (313.576.5111) or online at detroitsymphony.com. Please note, a $3.50 per ticket service fee will be applied to online and phone orders.
For more information, visit detroitjazzfest.com.