Sunday, April 27, 2025
  4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607​


Heralded as “a trumpeter of expressive urgency and a composer of expansive vision,” by the New York Times, multi-Grammy winner Terence Blanchard’s sound represents a singular place in contemporary culture, extending beyond jazz’s reach. His E-Collective is a groove-based quintet, teeming with funk, rock, and R&B. This revolutionary ensemble delivers a mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of his band mates. It’s the natural next dimension for a master trumpeter who has helped shape the contours of modern jazz As a film composer, Blanchard has crafted the sound for the majority of Spike Lee Films that include most recently Chi-Raq. Other notable films include Kevin Costner's "Black & White", George Lucas' "Red Tails" and the up and coming 'Comedian" by Taylor Hackford.

​2024 NEA Jazz Master

     Seven-time GRAMMY winner, two-time Oscar nominee and newly appointed Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ Terence Blanchard returns to the Mondavi Center stage for an unforgettable night celebrating the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, FLOW.  A record inspired by Miles Davis’ landmark groups of the late 1960s and early 1970s, FLOW “treated jazz like a smorgasbord” (PopMatters) in its use of electric instruments, deep funk grooves and a collage of global influences. The album, produced by Herbie Hancock, was a landmark for Blanchard, one that pointed towards his continually fascinating evolution as an artist and composer.