2013 has been a been a very productive and busy year for trumpeter Terence Blanchard. His brand new Blue Note Records release "Magnetic" features some of jazz music legends and musicians that are bringing the music forward to the next generation. Luninaries from bassist Ron Carter to saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke. "Magnetic" is Terence's stongest body of work with the dynamic quintet with Kendrick Scott on drums, Joshua Crumbly on bass, Fabian Almazan on piano, and Brice Winston on tenor saxophone.

In addition to releasing his new CD, the Opera Theater of Saint Louis and Jazz St. Louis will debut Terence's first opera that he wrote and composed with Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwight Michael Cristofer titled "Champion: An Opera in Jazz." The opera is based on boxer Emile Grifith and features Denyce Graves, Arthur Woodley, Robert Orth, Aubrey Allicock, and Meredith Arwady.

Terence will begin the first of his summer tour beginning in July. For upcoming tour dates or to order his latest CD "Magnetic," please visit him online at terenceblanchard.com.

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