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Blanchard Nominated for a Golden Globe

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday that jazz trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard (pictured) is in the running for a 2003 Golden Globe award for his score to the recent Spike Lee film 25th Hour.

He’s best known to jazz fans for the elegant acoustic albums he’s recorded since 1983, but Blanchard has been enjoying the lucrative and artistic aspects of creating film music since he first blew lines on the soundtrack to Lee’s 1988 film School Daze. That bit of session work led to a creative relationship with Lee that has allowed Blanchard to score nearly every Lee film to date, including the critically lauded Jungle Fever and Malcolm X.

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