Terence Blanchard, the celebrated jazz trumpeter and film composer, will come to San Diego January 16 to 17 for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lecture and performance. On January 16, Blanchard will join UC San Diego Professor Emeritus of Music Cecil Lytle for a live conversation at The Guggenheim Theatre in UC San Diego Park & Market (Park & Market) in downtown’s East Village on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as part of the Helen Edison Lecture Series
Blanchard’s MLK Day speaking engagement at The Guggenheim Theatre at Park & Market will focus on his life and career as a composer and performer. The Helen Edison Lecture Series, which is sponsoring Blanchard’s engagement at Park & Market, has presented free public lectures since 1985 on issues that advance humanitarian purposes and objectives. Cecil Lytle, UC San Diego Professor Emeritus of Music, will interview Blanchard and moderate the event. An accomplished pianist, Lytle has earned a reputation as a recitalist performing 19th and 20th century piano compositions, and has produced Emmy-nominated music history documentaries for public television.