Terence Blanchard sure does spend a lot of time in D.C. The New Orleanian trumpeter has, since August, appeared at Blues Alley to promote his album A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), at the Kennedy Center for a presentation of his music for Spike Lee‘s films, and at Strathmore as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 50th Anniversary Ensemble.

Not that that’s any reason not to see him again this week. He’ll be at Blues Alley from Thursday through Sunday night, with two sets each night priced at $27.50 per set.

Blanchard also has big plans for D.C. in 2009, if you can hold out for it: the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival has announced that their ’09 lineup will feature Blanchard and his band, and very possibly a full orchestra, performing the Tale of God’s Will in its entirety.