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The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard

Bill Cosby hosts an evening featuring music from Spike Lee's films performed by Lee's longtime collaborator Grammy-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet, along with a chamber orchestra, and guest vocalists.

  • Sat., Dec. 8, 2007, 8:00 PM
  • Concert Hall
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $20.00 - $45.00
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Hosted by Bill Cosby
featuring The Terence Blanchard Quintet
plus vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, and Raul Midón  
and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Kennedy Center Honoree Bill Cosby hosts this electrifying multimedia event featuring live music from Academy Award–nominated director Spike Lee's most celebrated films, from Bamboozled, 25th Hour, Jungle Fever, and Malcolm X to Mo' Better Blues, Clockers, and Inside Man. His longtime collaborator, Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, performs the scores and R&B hits with his quintet, members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and special guest vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, and Raul Midón. Updated from its smash engagements in London, New York, Chicago, and L.A., the concert will feature photographs from the films, shot on location by Spike Lee's brother David Lee, as well as music from When the Levees Broke, Spike Lee's acclaimed HBO documentary on Hurricane Katrina.

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center will showcase the film music of Terence Blanchard, frequent collaborator on the films of Spike Lee, with a screening and discussion with Terence Blanchard on Friday evening, December 7. Visit their Web site for more details.

PROGRAM
Bamboozled
Main Theme – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
"Shadowlands" – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard Quintet, and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Inside Man
"Hostage Breakdown" – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Clockers
"People in Search of a Life" – Kurt Elling and Terence Blanchard Quintet
"Strike Packs Up" – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Malcolm X
Opening Credits – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
Eulogy (video w/sound) – Terence Blanchard Quintet
"A Change Is Gonna Come" – Raul Midón and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Jungle Fever
"These Three Words" – Raul Midón and Terence Blanchard Quintet
"Make Sure You're Sure" – Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terence Blanchard Quintet
 
25th Hour
Open Title – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
One Last Walk – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Mo' Better Blues
"Mo' Better Blues" – Terence Blanchard Quintet
"Pop Top 40" – Kurt Elling and Terence Blanchard Quintet
 
When the Levees Broke
"Funeral Dirge" – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
"Levees" – Terence Blanchard Quintet and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
"The Ghost of Congo Square" –Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Raul Midón, Terence Blanchard Quintet, and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

PROGRAM NOTE: Due to a film project in Italy that does not conclude until at least December 16, Spike Lee is unable to host this event. Kennedy Center Honoree Bill Cosby will now serve as host.

Media partners: WAMU 88.5 FM and WPFW 89.3 FM

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