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Terence Blanchard is a Actor and Sound American born on 13 march 1962 at New Orleans (USA)

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard
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Birth name Terence Blanchard
Nationality USA
Birth 13 march 1962 (58 years) at New Orleans (USA)

Terence Oliver Blanchard (born March 13, 1962) is an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer.

Since Blanchard emerged on the scene in 1980 with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then shortly thereafter with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, he has been a leading artist in jazz. He was an integral figure in the 1980s jazz resurgence, having recorded several award-winning albums and having performed with the jazz elite.

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 on the performance circuit. 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.

Since 2000, Blanchard has served as Artistic Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. As of August 2011, he was named the Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He lives in the Garden District of New Orleans with his wife and four children.


Il a notamment fait partie, comme trompettiste, de l'orchestre des Jazz Messengers, sous la direction d'Art Blakey, entre 1982 et 1986.

Il est également connu pour ses musiques de film, notamment pour Malcolm X (1992) et Clockers (1995) et, surtout, La 25e Heure (25th Hour, 2003) qui lui vaut d'être nommé pour le Golden Globe de la meilleure musique de film à la 60e cérémonie des Golden Globes.

Le 15 juin 2013 le premier opéra de Blanchard, intitulé Champion , connaît sa première à l'Opera Theatre of Saint Louis . Le livret, signé par le lauréat du prix Pulitzer Michael Cristofer, prend pour argument la vie du boxeur Emile Griffith.

Best films

Inside Man (2006)
(Original Music Composer)
Barbershop (2002)
(Original Music Composer)
Next Friday (2000)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
(Original Music Composer)
Malcolm X (1992)
(Original Music Composer)

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Filmography of Terence Blanchard (54 films)

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Just Wright, 1h40
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Common, Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashād, Pam Grier
Roles Jazz Musician
Rating59% 2.953082.953082.953082.953082.95308
Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is a straight-shooting physical therapist and die-hard basketball fan who is tired of being a guy's best friend. She and her god-sister, Morgan (Paula Patton), are living together; Morgan dreams of becoming an NBA trophy wife.
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise, 4h15
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about cities, Disaster films
Actors Terence Blanchard, Sean Penn, Wendell Pierce, Brad Pitt
Rating70% 3.5389053.5389053.5389053.5389053.538905
Featured in the documentary are stories about New Orleans' rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including the shuttering and demolition of four public housing projects in the city. The documentary also goes into the story of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation looked into allegations of brutality and cover-ups within the New Orleans Police Department.
The Princess and the Frog, 1h37
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Cooking films, Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett
Roles Louis' Trumpet Playing (voice)
Rating70% 3.549933.549933.549933.549933.54993
In 1912 New Orleans, a seamstress named Eudora is reading the story of The Frog Prince to her daughter, Tiana, and her friend, Charlotte La Bouff. Charlotte finds the story to be romantic, while Tiana proclaims she will never kiss a frog. The years pass, and by 1926 Tiana has grown into an aspiring young chef who works two jobs, both as a diner waitress, so she can save enough money to start her own restaurant, a dream she shared with her late father James, who presumably died in the Great War.
When the Levees Broke, 4h15
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about cities, Disaster films
Actors Harry Belafonte, Terence Blanchard
Rating87% 4.392634.392634.392634.392634.39263
The film focuses on the changed lives of New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina hit. The film shows residents in the midst of disaster dealing with death, devastation and disease. Spike Lee said about the film:
Love & Basketball, 2h4
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Chris Warren Jr., Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Alfre Woodard
Rating72% 3.60243.60243.60243.60243.6024
Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) have wanted to be professional basketball stars since they were kids. Monica wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, and wear Magic Johnson's number: 32, and Quincy wanted to be like his father and play for the Clippers. However, Monica has to work hard to establish herself, while Quincy was born with natural star potential. As the two struggle to reach their goals of playing professionally, they must also deal with their emotions for each other.
Malcolm X
Malcolm X (1992)
, 3h13
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Assassinat, Politique, Films about racism, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Islam
Actors Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee
Roles le trompettiste du Billie Holiday Quartet
Rating76% 3.848723.848723.848723.848723.84872
Malcolm X divides the life of the African-American activist Malcolm X into three sections. The first section deals with the troubled childhood of Malcolm Little, whose father, a preacher, was murdered by the Black Legion and whose mother was institutionalized for insanity. Malcolm grows up and gets a job as a Pullman porter, calling himself Detroit Red. Getting involved with a Harlem gangster named West Indian Archie with whom he has a falling out, Malcolm flees to Boston and decides to become a burglar. He and his best friend, Shorty (played by Spike Lee) are arrested by the police and Malcolm is sentenced to a ten-year prison term. The second section follows Malcolm's life in prison, where a fellow inmate, Baines, introduces him to the teachings of the Nation of Islam.


Da 5 Bloods
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo, Jean Reno, Jasper Pääkkönen, Giancarlo Esposito, Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
Roles Conductor
Rating65% 3.2512853.2512853.2512853.2512853.251285
Quatre vétérans Afro-Américains de la guerre du Viêt Nam retournent dans la jungle du Viêt Nam des années plus tard. Ils veulent y retrouver un trésor enfoui et le corps de leur chef d'unité. Sur place, ils vont par ailleurs se rendre compte des ravages causés par la guerre.
BlacKkKlansman, 2h15
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about racism
Actors Adam Driver, John David Washington, Corey Hawkins, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Danny Hoch
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating75% 3.7511153.7511153.7511153.7511153.751115
Le film commence par un extrait de Autant en emporte le vent, montrant les ravages de la guerre de Sécession durant le siège d'Atlanta. Le Dr Kennebrew Beauregard présente ensuite la rhétorique raciste sudiste.
The Comedian, 1h59
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating57% 2.8507452.8507452.8507452.8507452.850745
Jackie Burke est un célèbre humoriste. Alors qu'il tente de se réinventer, son public ne veut le voir que dans la peau du personnage qu'il incarnait jadis à la télévision. Lors d'un de ses shows, il s'en prend violemment à un membre du public. Jackie est condamné à du travail d'intérêt général, notamment à la soupe populaire. Il y fait la rencontre de Harmony Schiltz.
Chi-Raq (2015)
, 1h58
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors John Cusack, Nicholas Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Common
Roles Music
Rating57% 2.8512052.8512052.8512052.8512052.851205
Après la mort d'un enfant tuée par une « balle perdue », un groupe de femmes mené par Lysistrata s'organise contre la violence dans les quartiers de South Side à Chicago.
Gun Hill
Gun Hill (2014)

Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Larenz Tate, Tawny Cypress, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Aisha Hinds, Hisham Tawfiq
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating68% 3.4279653.4279653.4279653.4279653.427965
Trane is an undercover agent with a secret task force. Bird is a recently freed convict who plays by a different set of rules. However, when Trane is murdered, Bird assumes his brother’s identity, seeking his brother’s murderer and a second chance at life while grappling with morality, fatherhood and love.
Black or White, 2h1
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Ehle, Octavia Spencer, Bill Burr, André Holland
Roles Music
Rating66% 3.300693.300693.300693.300693.30069
Elliot is in a hospital, discussing funeral arrangements over the phone. His wife died in an accident. His colleague/friend Rick arrives, Elliot tells him what happened, and Rick tries to offer him support. Elliot goes home alone and drinks himself to sleep. Next morning, he hides the liquor bottle as his granddaughter Eloise, who is bi-racial, knocks on the door and asks where her grandmother is. He tells her he will take her to school and to finish getting ready. He sees visions of his wife and attempts to brush Eloise’s hair, but is unsuccessful. She is upbeat as usual, and they are having difficulty as Elliot tries to do her hair, get her ready, and then take her to school. Elliot admits that he has never driven his granddaughter to school before, and that he got lost.
Red Tails
Red Tails (2012)
, 2h5
Directed by George Lucas, Anthony Hemingway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating59% 2.951012.951012.951012.951012.95101
In 1944, as the air war over Europe enters a deadly phase with increasing losses of bombers, the 332d Expeditionary Operations Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) consisting of young African-American USAAF fighter pilots, after enduring racism throughout their recruitment and training in the Tuskegee training program, are finally sent into combat in Italy. Although flying worn-out Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft and chafing at their ground attack missions, the Tuskegee Airmen recognize they may never fight the Luftwaffe. The tight-knit group of Capt. Martin "Easy" Julian, 1st Lt. Joe "Lightning" Little, 2nd Lt. Ray "Ray Gun" Gannon, 2nd Lt. Andrew "Smokey" Salem, and 2nd Lt. Samuel "Joker" George under the guidance of Major Emanuel Stance and Col. A.J. Bullard, face a white military bureaucracy still resistant to accepting black flyers as equals.
Abducted: The Carlina White Story, 1h26
Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Jason Statham, Roger Cross, Afton Williamson
Roles Music
Rating67% 3.350243.350243.350243.350243.35024
In August 1987, new parents Joy White (Shepherd) and Carl Tyson (Cross) took their 19-day-old daughter Carlina to Harlem Hospital in New York with a high fever. Ann Pettway (Ellis), who had suffered a series of miscarriages and was desperate for a child of her own, posed as a hospital nurse and walked out of the hospital with Carlina hidden from view. While Joy and Carl desperately searched for their daughter over the years, Pettway was raising Carlina (Palmer) as Nejdra “Netty” Nance in Bridgeport, Connecticut – a mere 45 miles from New York City. As Carlina grew older she began to suspect Pettway was not her birth mother and launched her own investigation. After contacting the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Carlina was reunited with her biological parents in January 2011.