Dec. 1, 2017
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is a musical force, equally respected as a jazzman and as a composer and performer of music for film—including the full catalogue of Spike Lee Joints. The evening before his Hancher performance, Blanchard sat down with UI Professor Deborah Whaley to discuss his inspirations, the relationship between art and spirituality, how the acts of fighting for social justice and creating music are one and the same, and what a life in the arts has taught him about what art can and should do. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley is an artist, curator, and writer. She is currently Senior Scholar for Digital Arts and Humanities Research for the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio (DSPS) and Professor of American and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. To learn more about her work, visit https://www.deborahelizabethwhaley.com/.