The University of Iowa
Terence Blanchard
Henry Adebonojo

Terence Blanchard

Featuring The E-Collective

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ADULT: $40 | $30
YOUTH: $20 | $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 pm

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is a musical force, equally respected as a jazzman and as a composer and performer of music for film—including the full catalogue of Spike Lee Joints. Blanchard will lead The E-Collective in a night of fusion and R&B flavored music drawn from their record Breathless, the title track of which is a call for social justice.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
The Gazette


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.


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Running time: 1.5 hours

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Blanchard, E-Collective roll into Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Terence Blanchard, a Grammy-Award winner on trumpet, and his band, the E-Collective, have created a groove-infused R&B album titled Breathless. The musicians will shine at Hancher at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Breathless is a political force to be reckoned with, and it casts a bright light on the social injustices that still occur in the United States. Eric Garner, a resident of Staten Island, New York, was put in a chokehold during an apparent arrest. Garner repeatedly told the police officer, “I can’t breathe,” but those three words were his last. In Garner’s memory, Blanchard and his crew forged Breathless in hope of expanding the view of raw and horrific social injustice. Blanchard also writes music about large incidents that spark but never ignite a flame in the general public. Currently immersed in writing music for his next album, he means to tilt the light on cities in which police shootings have occurred.

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