On a night that celebrated both the legacy of jazz and the 125th anniversary of the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, the legendary Herbie Hancock took center stage, casting a spell over an audience ready for musical transcendence. As the first notes of "Overture" filled the auditorium, there was a collective sense of anticipation. The piece, laden with a spectrum of emotions and textures, set the tone for the evening.
"NOTES 4 VOTES" Featuring Terence Blanchard, Vijay Iyer, Carla Bley, Dr. Cornel West, Arturo O'Farrill, and Many Others
Nonprofit the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) teams up with today's foremost jazz, classical, and global artists alongside preeminent speakers for a "get out the vote" initiative, Notes 4 Votes, to be broadcasted on ALJA's Facebook page facebook.com/afrolatinjazzalliance on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 8:30pm EST.
Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard said that "Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls.” It is a belief brought to life through the work of Blanchard and his E-Collective, a revolutionary ensemble that thrives off of the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. "This band represents the best of America's ideals.
Magnetic, Terence Blanchard’s stunning new album is set for release May 28 on Blue Note Records. The album features ten original songs written by Blanchard or a member of his quintet: saxophonist Brice Winston, pianist Fabian Almazon, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and drummer Kendrick Scott.