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Terrence Blanchard

Multi-Grammy Award winning trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard is set to pay an extended visit to the north of England.

Multi-Grammy Award winning trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard is set to pay an extended visit to the north of England when he sets out on a series of dates this September with The Inner City Ensemble, which will feature young musicians drawn from across the region. 

The first edition of The Jazz Directors Series, produced by creative music organisation Brighter Soundin collaboration with renowned Manchester venue Band on the Wall, will see 13 young professional musicians working with Blanchard on specially arranged material from his long career in jazz and film scores. 

The band has now been confirmed and includes Michael Dawson (tuba), Adam Chatterton (trumpet),Chelsea Carmichael (saxophone), Tom McCredie (bass), Ashley Henry (piano/ keyboards), Michael De Souza (guitar), Diane Hammond (clarinet), Sam Gardner (drums), Aisling Palmer (oboe), Amy Roberts (flute), Kieran McLeod (trombone), Chris Beagles (French Horn) and Sam Rapley (bass clarinet). 

The group will perform at the following venues: Band on the Wall, Manchester (15 Sept); Parr Hall, Warrington (16 Sept); Playhouse, Bradford (17 Sept) and Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (18 Sept).

© Mike Flynn – Jazzwise magazine 

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