103 E Erwin St
Tyler, TX 75702
Liberty Hall presents Terence Blanchard and the E Collective. Blanchard is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer. Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz messengers.
He is known as a straight-ahead artist in the hard bop tradition, but has recently developed an African-fusion style of playing that makes him unique from other trumpeters. It is as a film composer that Blanchard reaches his widest audience. His trumpet can be heard on nearly fifty film scores; more than forty bear his compositional style, such as; Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, Cadillac Records and Barbershop, .
He has won multiple Grammy Awards and as of August 2011, he was named the artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and in the fall of 2015 he was named a visiting scholar in jazz composition at Berklee College of Music. It is an honor to have him in East Texas.
Tickets: $38-25; VIP Box (seats 4) $200