Wells Fargo Jazz


Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


As a trumpeter, multi-Grammy winner Terence Blanchard extends a jazz tradition embodied by Louis Armstrong, grounded in their shared hometown of New Orleans. His sought-after sound both as a performer and composer can be heard on almost every Spike Lee film, among others; he has carved out a singular place in contemporary culture that extends well beyond jazz’s reach. Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective comes to the Cistern Yard with a distinctly groove-based quintet, teeming with funk, rock, R&B, and blues sounds. This revolutionary ensemble thrives on the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of his bandmates: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist/keyboardist Fabian Almazan, bassist DJ Ginyard, and drummer Oscar Seaton. It represents the natural next dimension for a master trumpeter who has helped shape modern jazz’s contours.