Blanchard named visiting scholar at Berklee


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-born and based jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard has been named a visiting scholar in the Berklee College of Music's jazz composition department.

The program begins this fall.

The school says in a statement that Blanchard also will contribute to the Boston school's film scoring and brass departments and work for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

After graduating from the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts in 1981, Blanchard replaced Wynton Marsalis in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, released joint albums with saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., then moved on to solo projects.

Blanchard has been an instructor at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz based at the University of Southern California for several years.

Blanchard and his current band, the E-Collective, will release a new album, "Breathless," on May 26.

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