Iconic musician, soundtrack composer and jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard continues to etch profound feats of success into a tapestry of a poignant legacy.

Blanchard who released his “Magnetic” on the Blue Note Records earlier this year, has been recently nominated for one of the Soul Train Awards in the “Best Traditional Jazz Performance” for “Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song”.

Blanchard became a profound and integral figure in the 1980s when traditional and contemporary jazz saw a resurgence and quickly made a name for his “straight-ahead” musical offerings while recording  with many of music’s elite.

He went on to compose nearly fifty film scores including Malcolm X, Clockers, Summer of Sam, 25th HourRed Tails, Inside Man and Mo’ Better Blues, only to name a few.

Blanchard has been nominated for GRAMMY Awards with his very first being one for “New York Scene” with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He also won that GRAMMY.

(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

In 1990, he was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance” for Mo’Better Blues with the Branford Marsalis Quartet.

Click here to learn more about Blanchard’s numerous accomplishments, via his official website!

Houston’s Smooth Jazz The Wave congratulates Blanchard on his most recent nomination and has warmly welcomed him as well as his music to our airwaves! Click here to listen to “Central Focus” off of Blanchard’s “Magnetic” project as well as other smooth songs throughout your day!

You can click here to learn more about Blanchard and enjoy the related video in this post! Have you made “Magnetic” apart of your music collection?


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