16th Sep 2016 – Parr Hall, Warrington
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Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material.
With this new project, Terence is teaming up with some of the UK’s most remarkable emerging musicians, recruited via an open call for participation. Working outside of the conventional jazz or big-band line up, the Inner City Ensemble will include instrumentation such as French Horn, Oboe and Tuba.
The Jazz Directors Series
The Jazz Directors Series is a new two-year residency and touring project which brings together emerging UK professional jazz musicians with an internationally revered Jazz Director.
Each edition comprises of a four-day residency produced by Brighter Sound and a corresponding tour of live concerts produced by Band on the Wall.
Each tour is a collaboration between Band on the Wall and 4 other independent jazz promoters based across the North of England who will be mentored by the established regional promoter and producer ‘Root Music’.
The residency musicians form the Inner City Ensemble, a changing group of emerging professionals who will apply for the positions identified by each Jazz Director with the support of Brighter Sound and Jazz North.