This is trumpeter/composer Terrence Blanchard’s first opera and is inspired by the true story of prize fighter Emile Griffith – an immigrant from the Virgin Islands who claimed the title of World Welterweight Champion in a fatal 1962 fight.
Bebop jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie mentored and opened doors for Arturo Sandoval when de defected from Cuba to the United States in 1990. Sandoval sends the lift back with his new release and world tour.
Known as New Orleans’ favorite son and the physician of voodoo funk, Dr. John is a multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, whose music embraces blues, pop, and jazz as well as zydeco, boogie-woogie, and rock ‘n’ roll.
The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors and include a jazz saxophonist, a neurobiologist, a critical care physician, an urban farmer, an optical physicist, a sculptor, a geriatrician, a historian of medicine, and an inventor of musical instruments.