Robert Burke Tony Gould Quartet at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2012

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Rob Burke & Tony Gould Quartet

Rob Burke saxophone
Tony Gould piano
Nick Haywood bass
Tony Floyd drums

Terence Blanchard Quintet

Terence Blanchard trumpet
Thursday 7 June 2012 — 7:30 pm

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Film score master and one of the most preeminent trumpeters of the post-Miles Davis era – five-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard – makes his Australian debut with his incendiary quintet.

Emerging during the 1980s with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Blanchard developed as an influencer on the modern New Orleans jazz scene with his hard bop style warmed with African elements.
But it is Blanchard’s cinematic abilities that have made him recognisable the world over, with 29 albums and over 50 movie scores to his name – including repeat collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee for the likes of Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, Clockers and the unflinching Hurricane Katrina documentary, When the Levees Broke. He also created his own impassioned, award-winning requiem for Katrina, A Tale of God’s Will.
While equally at home in the recording studio or lecture hall, it is as a live performer that Blanchard truly shines. This is a rare opportunity to see an artist of revolutionary stature in a Festival exclusive performance that will be nothing short of phenomenal.