Most non-musicians probably don’t realize that a lot of great music is made during rehearsals. Over the last couple of days, I’ve been lucky enough to hear Terence Blanchard, the Grammy award-winning composer and jazz trumpeter, and the members of the University of Virginia jazz band prepare for tonight’s concert. More than once Blanchard or a band member has caught fire during a solo, producing something absolutely magical. The concert is going to be terrific. (More info, here.) I made the photos below during rehearsals on Thursday and Friday.
I should mention that the guy on the right is John D'earth, the jazz band's director and an amazing jazz trumpter is his own right.