Terence Blanchard Curates Six Shows with Detroit Symphony

Miles Davis/Gil Evans program among the featured shows

Gil Evans and Miles Davis
Eddie Palmieri in the '70s (Photo courtesy of Eddie Palmieri)

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced its lineup for the Paradise Jazz Series 2013-2014 season, which will include six appearances with artists hand-selected by trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Blanchard, who became the DSO Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair last season with the sponsorship of MGM Grand Detroit, is the only Chair in series history committed to making special guest appearances during his tenure. Blanchard currently serves as Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and previously was artistic director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

On February 6, 2014, he will appear onstage with Peter Erskine, Sean Jones and Christian McBride to present music from Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain during the Midwest premier of “Miles Davis & Gil Evans: Still Ahead.”

The season schedule is as follows:

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

Friday, October 11, 2013 (8 pm)

Featuring: Joey Calderazzo (piano), Eric Revis (bass), Justin Faulkner (percussion)

Patti Austin’s Swinging Christmas: A Tribute to Ella and Duke

Sunday, December 8, 2013 (4 pm)

Featuring: Michael Ricchiuti (piano), Richard Hammond (bass), and Steve Hass (drums)

Miles Davis & Gil Evans: Still Ahead

Thursday, February 6, 2014 (8 pm)

Featuring: Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Peter Erskine (drums), Sean Jones (trumpet) and Christian McBride (bass)

Terence Blanchard and Friends featuring Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke

Saturday, March 1, 2014 (8 pm)

McCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Terence Blanchard

Friday, April 4, 2014 (8 pm)

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

Friday, May 2, 2014 (8 pm)

Subscriptions to the 2013-14 Paradise Jazz Series can be purchased by calling (313) 576-5111 or by visiting DSO. Subscriptions start at $90, and single tickets will be made available for purchase in August.