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Five-Time Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard Comes to Helen Edison

January 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Terence Blanchard, the celebrated jazz trumpeter and film composer, will come to San Diego Monday, January 16 for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lecture and performance. Blanchard will join UC San Diego Professor Emeritus of Music Cecil Lytle for a live conversation at The Guggenheim Theatre in UC San Diego Park & Market (Park & Market) in downtown’s East Village on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as part of the Helen Edison Lecture Series

Blanchard’s MLK Day speaking engagement at The Guggenheim Theatre at Park & Market will focus on his life and career as a composer and performer. The Helen Edison Lecture Series, which is sponsoring Blanchard’s engagement at Park & Market, has presented free public lectures since 1985 on issues that advance humanitarian purposes and objectives. Cecil Lytle, UC San Diego Professor Emeritus of Music, will interview Blanchard and moderate the event. An accomplished pianist, Lytle has earned a reputation as a recitalist performing 19th and 20th century piano compositions, and has produced Emmy-nominated music history documentaries for public television.


On Tuesday, January 17, Blanchard’s performance with E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet at UC San Diego’s main campus will include music from their latest album Absence, an homage to legendary composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, featuring pieces written by Shorter as well as original compositions. The performance is produced by ArtPower at UC San Diego, which is focused on presenting vibrant, multi-disciplinary performing arts experiences that transform the diverse cultural life of both the San Diego Community and UC San Diego’s campus.


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January 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


UC San Diego Park & Market
1100 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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