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Loyola and NARAS host free screening of Flow: Living in the Stream of Music with special performance by Terence Blanchard and his band

Loyola press release - October 9, 2006

(New Orleans, LA)—Loyola University New Orleans and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of Flow: Living in the Stream of Music, the new documentary about Grammy award-winning New Orleans trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard and his band, for Loyola students and faculty on Saturday, October 14, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium. The film will be followed by a live set at 8:45 p.m. by Blanchard and his band.

Flow was produced and directed by Loyola Professor of Video Technology and Artist-in-Residence Jim Gabour. Loyola’s music industry studies students also assisted in the production and the editing process.

The film follows famed composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard as he performs on four continents with his band of young, engaging musicians. Filmed over an entire year, Flow documents the mentoring and growth of what many critics are calling one of the premiere jazz bands of our time, as they prepare and perform before sold-out audiences in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, and Capetown South Africa. In Hollywood, the band members perform as soloists when Terence conducts an eighty-piece symphony orchestra rendering his score for Spike Lee's film Inside Man - Blanchard's 38th film.

Part travelogue, part concert, part engaging documentation of what it means to commit to a life in music, Flow aims at both entertaining and enlightening its audience.

The film gets its official world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival on October 15, so this is a great opportunity to see it for free, before its commercial release, plus see a concert by one of the world's best jazz bands. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Dalferes in the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5882 or eadalfer@loyno.edu.

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