Terence Blanchard E-Collective

Terence Blanchard E-Collective


Resident Artistic Director
Terence Blanchard

CD Release Party

Friday, April 10, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Resident Artistic Director Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard E-Collective

This performance is a CD release party and world premiere for the new electric band assembled by trumpeter Terence Blanchard, featuring pianist Fabian Almazan, guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Donald Ramsey and drummer Oscar Seaton. Blanchard describes this new project as representing a yearning he’s had for years to explore areas of music that he’s loved but never ventured into. The band is made up of musicians who truly stand at the vanguard of jazz. Just 30, the Cuban-born Almazan won the 2014 DownBeat Critics Poll for Rising Star Pianist and has been working with Blanchard since 2007. Called “one of the great young talents of his generation” by the trumpeter, Almazan recently released his sophomore album Rhizome, the first record to be released jointly by Blue Note and Artist Share. Rising-star Altura is a gifted young guitarist that has made a name for himself playing with Chick Corea and Ambrose Akinmusire. Join us for this exclusive world premiere event!

Artist Personnel

Terence Blanchard trumpet
Fabian Almazan pianist
Charles Altura guitarist
Donald Ramsey bassist
Oscar Seaton drums

Artist Website

"A brass-wielding force of nature. " — Los Angeles Times
"A trumpeter of expressive urgency and a composer of expansive vision. " — The New York Times

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