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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 30, 2003

Terence Blanchard Meets Iowa Students On ICN

New Orleans jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who presented an Oct. 23 concert in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium, also interacted with students from five Iowa schools during a jazz workshop earlier that day on the Iowa Communications Network.

A live audience of more than 60 students from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids was joined by students in ICN classrooms in LuVerne, Middle Amana, Moville and Traer.

During the last two decades, Blanchard has become established as one of the most prominent and influential composers, arrangers and performers in jazz.

His cinema scores, performances and arrangements include more than 30 films, most recently Ron Shelton's "Dark Blue," Spike Lee's "The 25th Hour" -- for which he received a Golden Globe nomination -- and "Jim Brown -- All American," and the run-away comedy hit "Barbershop."

The ICN is the nation's only statewide public fiber-optic network, which provides citizens in all parts of the state with real-time, interactive audiovisual access to the state's educational, informational, political and legal resources.

The event was supported by the Janice A. and Herbert A. Wilson Arts Education Fund, through the University of Iowa Foundation. For additional information about Hancher's educational activities, e-mail emily-hansen@uiowa.edu or phone 319-335-0009.

Participating Iowa schools:
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Washington High School (live audience)
LU VERNE - LuVerne Elementary School
MIDDLE AMANA -- Clear Creek Middle School
MOVILLE -Woodbury Central High School
TRAER - North Tama High School

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit http://www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, ur-acr@uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, winston-barclay@uiowa.edu.