Concord Jazz is proud to announce the signing of three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard. With more than 29 albums to his credit, Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score composers of his generation. Blanchards new album Choices will be released on August 18, 2009.
Blanchards legacy has helped shaped the contours of modern jazz. As a musician he is a multi-Grammy Award winner, most recently winning earlier this year for his instrumental solo for Be-Bop on Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival. In addition to receiving the award, Blanchard performed live on the Grammy telecast along with other New Orleans artists including Lil Wayne, Allen Toussaint and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and singer Robin Thicke. In 2008, Blanchard won a Grammy for his CD, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), a beautifully haunting and impassioned song cycle about Hurricane Katrina and the ravages incurred upon the City of New Orleans and its residents.
“It’s good to be back where I originally started my career. I’m excited about the possibilities of working with a staff that has the same passion for music and creativity as I do. At
Terence is the quintessential jazz artist. He uses his extraordinary talent and creativity to constantly break new musical ground and explore new horizons, said John Burk, Chief Creative Officer of Concord Music Group. We are extremely honored to welcome him back to the
Terence and his band will be touring worldwide in support of the new release.