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Let's make a record: Terence Blanchard's film scores compiled

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News 26 Jun 2017

Jazz and film music lovers, this is your chance! Every year, Film Fest Gent, Brussels Philharmonic and the World Soundtrack Awards put a film music composer in the spotlights and bundle his film scores in a compilation album. In honour of the centenary of jazz, this year's record will revolve entirely around Terence Blanchard, and we count on you to make this album happen!

Brussels Philharmonic & Brussels Jazz Orchestra will retreat in the studio for three days with Maestro Dirk Brossé to record numerous songs like Mo' Better Blues, Inside Man or 25th Hour, all magnificent classics from the symphonic jazz scene, and give them a spot on the topnotch compilation album.

Terence Blanchard is one of the most productive and succesful jazz composers ever to write for the film industry. His music has become a definite value in numerous Spike Lee movies, and he won no less than 5 Grammy Awards, with 13 nominations in total. Moreover, Mr. Blanchard will be our central guest at the 17th World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert, where the most important film music prizes are awarded annually, as you know.

Such an album won't record itself. That's why we, Film Fest Gent, Brussels Philharmonic and the World Soundtrack Awards, need your support! Together, we have set up a crowdfunding campaign to cover the production costs of the record. This year, Brussels Philharmonic & Dirk Brossé will be in for the recording again, together with Brussels Jazz Orchestra, another unique collaboration. To reach our goal of €10 000 all gifts are welcome. From the contribution of €10 onward, you can claim several advantages.

To find out more about the campaign, go to indiegogo.com.

We hope we can count on you!

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