Terence Blanchard

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A world renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Blanchard was born and raised in New Orleans where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. In 1980, he won a scholarship to ... See full bio »

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BlacKkKlansman Composer
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Inside Man Composer
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 2020 Perry Mason (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Chapter Eight (2020) ... (Composer)
- Chapter Six (2020) ... (Composer)
- Chapter Four (2020) ... (Composer)
- Chapter Three (2020) ... (Composer)
- Chapter Two (2020) ... (music by)
 2020 Da 5 Bloods (original score)
 2020 On the Record (Documentary)
 2019/I Harriet
 2018 Guilty Until Proven Guilty (Documentary)
 2018 BlacKkKlansman (original score)
 2017 Genius (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Aretha
 2016 Great Performers: L.A. Noir (Video short)
 2016 The Comedian
 2015 Chi-Raq (music score)
 2013 Betty and Coretta (TV Movie) (music by)
 2012 Abducted: The Carlina White Story (TV Movie) (music by)
 2012 Red Tails
 2011 Gun Hill (TV Movie)
 2011 The Key Man
 2010 Bunraku
 2010 If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2010)
 2007/II Steep (Short)
 2007 Talk to Me
 2006 Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (Documentary)
 2006 Flow: Living in the Stream of Music (Video documentary)
 2006 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Part Two (2006)
- Part One (2006)
 2006 Waist Deep
 2006 Inside Man
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2005 All the Invisible Children (segment "Jesus Children of America")
 2005 Jesus Children of America (Short)
 2005/I Heartless (TV Movie)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
 2004 Sucker Free City (TV Movie)
 2004 She Hate Me
 2002 25th Hour
 2002 Dark Blue
 2002 People I Know
 2002 Barbershop
 2002 Jim Brown: All American (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Glitter
 2001 Original Sin
 2001 Bojangles (TV Movie) (music by)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
 2000 Bamboozled
 2000 The Truth About Jane (TV Movie) (music by)
 2000 Navigating the Heart (TV Movie)
 2000 Next Friday
 1999 Summer of Sam
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Saintly Switch (1999)
 1998 The Tempest (TV Movie)
 1998 Free of Eden (TV Movie)
 1998 The Color of Courage (TV Movie)
 1998 Gia (TV Movie)
 1997 Eve's Bayou
 1997 4 Little Girls (Documentary)
 1995 Clockers
 1995 The Promised Land (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1994 Trial by Jury
 1994 Crooklyn
 1994 The Inkwell
 1993 Sugar Hill
 1992 Malcolm X
 1991 Jungle Fever
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[on 'Champion' his jazz opera about gay boxer Emile Griffith] I was just compelled by the whole notion of a person who could be that accomplished and not really share the moment of winning the championship with somebody that he loved. It speaks volumes of where we are as a society and how we need to really check ourselves, especially those of us who call ourselves compassionate human beings. It ... See more »


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