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ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard

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ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard

Theater
Friday, November 5
7:30 pm
Wisconsin Union Theater | Shannon Hall
Cost: $30-$50
See below for cost details.
Oscar-nominated, GRAMMY-winning trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard, pays tribute to living jazz legend Wayne Shorter in this special collaborative project.

In celebration of legendary jazz artist Wayne Shorter, his protégé, Oscar-nominated, five-time GRAMMY-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard takes to the stage to display Shorter’s brilliance through ABSENCE. Shorter’s evolution as an artist is vast & unending. Performing with and composing for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis Second Great Quintet naturally led to the formation of his own legendary groups—first Weather Report, then his musically unparalleled  quartet. 

Sure to impress, Terence’s ABSENCE is a collaborative project featuring original works performed by some of the world's greatest jazz musicians and a double-GRAMMY-winning string quartet. As a leading advocate for social justice, inspired by Shorter’s musical story-telling, Blanchard also embeds his philosophy into his eloquent compositions, expressing “You feel the level of intolerance that exists for people who ignore other people’s pain. Musically, I can’t ignore that. I can’t add to that intolerance. Instead I have to help people heal from it.”

Terence Blanchard | "Absence"

Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective | Breathless

This performance can be added to a Concert Series subscription for a discounted price of $45 or be purchased as a single ticket. 

  • General Admission $30-$50
  • Members/faculty/staff $27-$47
  • Students $10

Click here for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19-related health and safety protocols.

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In celebration of legendary jazz artist Wayne Shorter, his protégé, Oscar-nominated, five-time GRAMMY-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard takes to the stage to display Shorter’s brilliance through ABSENCE. Shorter’s evolution as an artist is vast & unending. Performing with and composing for Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis Second Great Quintet naturally led to the formation of his own legendary groups—first Weather Report, then his musically unparalleled  quartet. 

Sure to impress, Terence’s ABSENCE is a collaborative project featuring original works performed by some of the world's greatest jazz musicians and a double-GRAMMY-winning string quartet. As a leading advocate for social justice, inspired by Shorter’s musical story-telling, Blanchard also embeds his philosophy into his eloquent compositions, expressing “You feel the level of intolerance that exists for people who ignore other people’s pain. Musically, I can’t ignore that. I can’t add to that intolerance. Instead I have to help people heal from it.”

Terence Blanchard | "Absence"

Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective | Breathless

This performance can be added to a Concert Series subscription for a discounted price of $45 or be purchased as a single ticket. 

  • General Admission $30-$50
  • Members/faculty/staff $27-$47
  • Students $10

Click here for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19-related health and safety protocols.

Event Categories

THEATER SEASON

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