Terence Blanchard at Chicago Jazz Festival at Jay Pritzker Pavillion


Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Chicago Jazz Festival

201 E Randolph St.
Chicago, IL


Fri, August 29, 2014
8:30 pm


Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane
sax, tenor

Lionel Loueke

Lionel Loueke


But of course the names that make this appearance one of the festival’s most eagerly awaited belong to Blanchard and his Blue Note labelmates up front: saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, who on his own terms has established himself as an important innovator, and Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke, whose unique blend of electronically enhanced jazz guitar and African roots music inspired New York Times critic Jon Pareles to call him “a gentle virtuoso.” (A former student of Blanchard’s at the Thelonious Monk Institute, Loueke is another of his protégés.)

Known for his film scores, many of them for Spike Lee, and his deeply affecting album, A Time of God’s Will: A Requiem for Katrina, Blanchard transcends jazz tradition in a different way on Magnetic...
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