Doors open at 15h30.
A/B Squared :: Terence Blanchard ft. The E-Collective w/ special guests: 20h30
Your ticket gives access to all concerts of this festival day. This is a standing festival day with different price categories (golden circle and standard). More info about the categories can be found here.
Terence Blanchard (trumpet) – Charles Altura (guitar) – Fabian Almazan (piano) – David Ginyard (bass)
Special guests: Benny Green (piano) – Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts (drums) – Jean Toussaint (sax)
In a just world, American trumpet player Terence Blanchard would have received an Oscar for his BlacKkKlansman score earlier this year (and in an even fairer world, he would have also received one for every other Spike Lee film). Oh well, just as long as we live in a world in which he will perform at Gent Jazz Festival with his Art Blakey project, right? A/B Squared is Blanchard’s tribute to the legendary jazz drummer, with whom Blanchard played in the beginning of his career. “I got to know all my heroes through Art”, says Blanchard, who was introduced to Blakey by Wynton Marsalis at the age of nineteen. “The opportunities he gave me to find my own voice, I now want to give to the musicians with whom I play.”