February 16, 2012
What: Chucho Valdes & The Afro Cuban Messengers • Cubano Be Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band with Terence Blanchard Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall When: 8 tonight. Price: $39 to $111 (remaining seats). Information: http://www.laphil.org
August 15, 2011 |
Foreign visitation to the U.S. was up 5% in the first five months of the year, compared with the same period in 2010, the U.S. Commerce Department says . . . . Grand Canyon Railway is accepting reservations for its popular Polar Express trips . This year's nightly runs will depart at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. They begin Nov. 11 . . . . Davey's Locker , a Southern California whale watching and sports fishing outfit, also...
April 6, 2010
MOVIES Open Projector Night The Sklar Brothers host an evening of short films (less than 10 minutes each) by novice auteurs in a wide range of genres and formats. Per the museum, filmmakers should think "showdown" rather than "showcase." Submissions accepted at 7 p.m.; screenings at 7:30 p.m. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Free. (310) 443-7000. hammer.ucla.edu. JAZZ Terence Blanchard The jazz composer scored many of Spike Lee's best films, but the hard bop artist first cut his teeth as a player with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
January 31, 2010
Lula Washington Dance Theatre Where: Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts When: 8 p.m. Saturday Price: $24 to $48 Contact: (562) 467-8818 or www.cerritoscenter.com Also: May 15 at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, July 7 with trumpeter Terence Blanchard at the Hollywood Bowl and July 24 at Grand Performances
August 26, 2009 |
The Hollywood Bowl is empty when Terence Blanchard lifts his horn. It's a Wednesday afternoon, and this is the final rehearsal for a tribute concert to trumpeter Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans set to take place later in the evening. Blanchard requires no audience for this moment. He just closes his eyes to blow. The songs immediately in front of him and a 20-piece jazz orchestra are from a 1958 recording of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," one of the many Davis-Evans collaborations Blanchard studied obsessively as a young horn player in New Orleans.
October 28, 2007 |
When Terence Blanchard blasted onto the jazz scene in the early 1980s as one of the card-carrying "Young Lions," he was known for a time as "the other" trumpet player. Not for long. Blanchard quickly carved out a place for himself on the scene, first taking over trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' chair with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the mid-'80s, then segueing into an ensemble he led with saxophonist Donald Harrison.