Oral History Information
Terence Blanchard remembers with pride the special way Lionel Hampton coached and encouraged him. It was his first professional gig and Hamp took the time to share with young Terence, an act of kindness that continues to give to this day. While having a successful jazz career, Terence never forgot his roots and has worked extremely hard in providing musical opportunities and education for young players, especially in his home town of New Orleans. And the tradition continues!