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Terence Blanchard performs at the International Jazz Day Concert, New Orleans Tricentennial at the Orpheum Theater in 2018. Tyler Kaufman/Getty Images for Thelonioius Mon hide caption

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NEA announces 2024 Jazz Masters including Terence Blanchard and Gary Bartz

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Ryan Speedo Green as Young Emile Griffith in Terence Blanchard's Champion. Zenith Richards/Met Opera hide caption

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'Champion' is not your grandmother's Metropolitan Opera

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Samara Joy performs at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival, which spanned from July 29 to July 31, in Newport, R.I. Ozier Muhammad for NPR hide caption

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Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones is the first presentation of a work by a Black composer in the Met Opera's 138-year history. Ken Howard/Met Opera hide caption

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Rather than a heroic journey, the story at the center of Blanchard's opera is one of self-discovery, with an assured, tactile specificity which includes a boistrous fraternity step routine that opens Act III. Ken Howard/Met Opera hide caption

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Will Liverman (center) as Charles in Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Terence Blanchard Makes History At The Metropolitan Opera

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CHVRCHES' fourth album, Screen Violence, is out Friday. Kevin J Thomson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Aug. 27

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Terence Blanchard is the guest on this week's Piano Jazz. Henry Adebonojo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Terence Blanchard On Piano Jazz

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Aubrey Allicock (right) portrays boxing champ Emile Griffith in his prime, along with Andrew McLaughlin, in Terence Blanchard's Champion, at Washington National Opera. Scott Suchman/Washington National Opera hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concert with Terence Blanchard. Lani Milton/NPR hide caption

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Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective: Tiny Desk Concert

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The Terence Blanchard Quintet performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Terence Blanchard is one of today's foremost jazz composers. Nitin Vadukul/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero

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Terence Blanchard Considers Life's 'Choices'

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