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ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $24,250 to support OUR VOICES: DEMOCRACY RE:visited (MAP 2017)

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Tri-C JazzFest will commission a new composition by Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. The title will be OUR VOICES: DEMOCRACY RE:visited. The piece is inspired by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and will reflect the conditions, events and individuals that have produced political change and impacted public policy. The multi-movement work will feature Blanchard’s current group, the E-Collective, augmented by local jazz and gospel musicians, spoken word artists, and a gospel choir.


LEAD ARTIST

Terence Blanchard