1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The distinguished trumpeter and composer Terrence Blanchard leads his group E-Collective for a run of NOLA funky-jazz at Blues Alley. Blanchard is known for both his jazz playing and his extensive film soundtrack work, having scored almost all of Spike Lee’s catalog and earning Grammys along the way. Over the past decade Blanchard has been known in the jazz community as an elder and a torch-carrier, gearing young musicians up to lead their own great bands. This new group, E-Collective, was born out of Blanchard’s desire to explore the possibilities of incorporating more electronics instruments, dance grooves, and the human voice into his distinct sound. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.