Terence Blanchard

Musician, Composer
Acclaimed as one of the foremost contemporary jazz trumpeters, Terence Blanchard has developed a secondary career scoring features, many of them directed by Spike Lee.
Born: 03/13/1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Music (112)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

Conductor/Orchestrator (Music)

Little Rootie Tootie 2014 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Little Rootie Tootie 2014 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Abducted: The Carlina White Story 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Composer

Betty and Coretta 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Music

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Synth Programmer (Music Arranger)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Music (Music)

Bunraku 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Composer

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

(Composer)

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

Conductor (Music Conductor)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

("Compared To What") (Music Producer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

Conductor (Music Conductor)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

Trumpet, Keyboards & Piano(Rhythm Section) (Music)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

Trumpet Trumpet (Performer)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

Orchestrator (Original Music)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

Rhythm Section/Keyboard and Piano (Performer)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

All the Invisible Children 2005 (Movie)

(segment "Jesus Children of America") (Composer)

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Music

Bittersweet Place 2004 (Movie)

("Azania") (Song Performer)

Bittersweet Place 2004 (Movie)

("Azania") (Composer)

Redemption 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Music

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

Trumpet Trumpet(Terence Blanchard Quintet) (Performer)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

("Uptown Lowdown") (Song Performer)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

("Uptown Lowdown") (Song)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

Original String Arrangement("The Fuse") (Music Arranger)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

Hammond B3 (Performer)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Jim Brown: All American 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

The Salton Sea 2002 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

Caveman's Valentine 2001 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Caveman's Valentine 2001 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Caveman's Valentine 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

score composer (Composer)

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

trumpet feature Trumpet (Performer)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her 2001 (Movie)

trumpet solos Trumpet (Performer)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

score conductor (Music Conductor)

Love & Basketball 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Love & Basketball 2000 (Movie)

music conductor and orchestrator (Music Conductor)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

score conductor (Music Conductor)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

trumpet solos Trumpet (Performer)

The Color of Courage 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

score conductor (Music Conductor)

4 Little Girls 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Eve's Bayou 1997 (Movie)

("A Child with the Blues") (Song)

Eve's Bayou 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

score conductor (Music Conductor)

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

horn soloist (Soloist)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Promised Land 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Original Music

Assault at West Point 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

Trumpet (Performer)

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Trial By Jury 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

trumpeter/leader Trumpet(Big Band) (Performer)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

original music score (Original Music)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

music composer and conductor(Malcolm X Orchestra) (Music)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

original music score (Original Music)

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

("Say Hey" "Beneath the Underdog" "Pop Top 40" "Mo' Better Blues" "Sing Soweto" "Knocked Out the Box" "Again Never") (Song Performer)

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

("Sing Soweto") (Song)

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

(Performer)

Do the Right Thing 1989 (Movie)

trumpeter Trumpet (Performer)

School Daze 1988 (Movie)

trumpeter Trumpet(musician/Natural Spiritual Orchestra) (Performer)

A Saintly Switch (TV Show)

Music

Bojangles (TV Show)

Music

Free of Eden (TV Show)

Music

Gia (TV Show)

Music

Navigating the Heart (TV Show)

Music

Redemption (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Soul of the Game (TV Show)

Music

The Key Man (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Tempest (TV Show)

Music

The Truth About Jane (TV Show)

Music
Actor (12)

The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Tremé 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Wright 2010 (Movie)

Jazz Musician (Actor)

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Icons Among Us 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Into Christmas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Spring Break '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Trumpet Plyer (Actor)

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor
Other (4)

Caveman's Valentine 2001 (Movie)

("Romulus" piano compositions/performer) (Other)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

feature(trumpet) (Other)

Trial By Jury 1994 (Movie)

member("Terence Blanchard Quartet") (Other)

Mo' Better Blues 1990 (Movie)

technical consultant(music) (Consultant)

Biography

Acclaimed as one of the foremost contemporary jazz trumpeters, Terence Blanchard has developed a secondary career scoring features, many of them directed by Spike Lee.

Relationships

Joseph Blanchard

Father

Olivia Blanchard

Daughter
born c. 1991

Robin Burgess Music Coordinator

Wife

Jackie DeMagnus

Ex-Wife
Married Jackie DeMagnus, divorced in 1995.

EDUCATION

New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts

New Orleans , Louisiana
studied jazz with Ellis Marsalis and trumpet with George Jenson

Rutgers University

Rutgers , New Jersey
dropped out after sophomore year

Milestones

2002

Scored "25th Hour". directed by Spike Lee; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

2001

Wrote the superb musical underscore for "The Caveman's Valentine"

2000

Scored Lee's controversial "Bamboozled"

1996

Wrote original music for Lee's "Get on the Bus"

1995

Scored "Crooklyn", directed by Lee

1994

Scored first non-Lee directed feature, "Sugar Hill"

1994

Wrote the music for the TV-movie "Assault at West Point" (Showtime)

1992

Feature debut, appeared as a trumpet player in Billie Holliday's band in Lee's "Malcolm X"; also composed the film's original score

1991

First original film score, "Jungle Fever", directed by Lee

1990

Formed Terence Blanchard Quintet

1990

Wrote song, performed score and served as artistic consultant on Lee's "Mo' Better Blues"

1988

First screen collaboration with Spike Lee, played trumpet with the National Spiritual Orchestra for "School Daze"

1982

Replaced Wynton Marsalis as trumpet player with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers; remained with group for four years

1980

Went on tour with Lionel Hampton and his orchestra

1978

Enrolled at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA)

1976

Began playing the trumpet

1967

Began music studies as a piano student

Formed own jazz combo with Donald Harrison

Took time off from performing to perfect his embrouchure

Bonus Trivia

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"Next to my father, Terence had the most impact on how we captured the music on screen [in 'Mo' Better Blues']. Because of his involvement, I'm sure we did it . . . with the utmost integrity." --Spike Lee

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"Terence is still thought of in Hollywood as a jazz musician who can only write jazz scores. His employment opportunities with some directors have narrowed because Spike Lee has ruffled some feathers among the Hollywood flock. Still Terence takes it in stride.'The difficulties I'm dealing with are shared by all cinema scorers. For decades, Elmer BErnstein was thought of as a comedy composer, something that's happening to Miles Goodman right now. I mean, they look to John Williams for blockbuster scores in spite of the tender ethnic theme he wrote for 'Schindler's List'. Besides, I have my band which I cn go out and tour with." --From "Terence Blanchard: The Heart Speaks" by Bob Hershon, JAZZ NOW, July 1996 (Volume 6, No.3)

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