Today, with over a 40 soundtracks to his name, Terence Blanchard is the premier Afro-American composer of film music. Just recently, in 2002, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the music of 25th Hour of director Spike Lee. Although Blanchard has written a lot for Spike Lee (Malcolm X, Clockers), he also collaborated with directors like Peter Bogdanovitch and Vodie Curtis Hall. Blanchard may be a contemporary of Wynton Marsalis, but he always found a way to express himself in a personal way. Terence Blanchard is a musician who never looks back, shuns the standard repertoire, and is always looking for new, exciting ways to resound his musical and emotional ideas.