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Terence Blanchard


The jazz legend discusses his career and collaborations.

RSVP Opens January

About this Performance

USA Fellow and five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements about American tragedies — past and present. Join Blanchard as he discusses his legendary career and nearly three decades-long collaboration with director Spike Lee.

Free and open to the public. RSVP will be available in February at

Power to the People is presented in collaboration with the California African American Museum. Additional partners include American Cinematheque, A Noise Within, and Power California.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Power to the People! festival

From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join curators Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock in a celebration of the music that moves mountains. We invite you to join the conversation.

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