Saturday, May 19th @ 8pm
114 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard said that “[m]usic and art have the power to change hearts and souls.” It is a belief brought to life through the work of Blanchard and his E-Collective, a revolutionary ensemble that thrives on the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. “This band represents the best of America’s ideals. We’re five very different personalities with different visions who play together for a common goal: creating music that hopefully heals hearts and opens minds.”
As a multi-Grammy-winning composer and musician, Terence Blanchard extends a jazz tradition that embodies the work of Louis Armstrong and is grounded in their shared hometown of New Orleans, but he has also defined his place in contemporary culture that extends well beyond jazz’s reach.
Doors open at 7:30pm for this reserved seating event. Terence Blanchard will perform with the E-Collective quintet and there will be no opening performer.