Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington



Terri Lyne Carrington (born August 4, 1965)[1] is a three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer, composer, singer, record producer and entrepreneur. She has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Yellowjackets, and many others. She toured with each of Hancock's musical configurations (from electric to acoustic) between 1997 and 2007.

In 2007 she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, where she received an honorary doctorate in 2003.

Carrington also serves as Artistic Director of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival.



The Mosaic Project
The Mosaic Project is an album by jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.
More to Say ... Real Life Story: NextGen
More to Say ... Real Life Story: NextGen is an album by musical artist Terri Lyne Carrington, released on April 22, 2009.
More To Say… Real Life Story
More To Say… Real Life Story (Next Gen) is an album by musical artist Terri Lyne Carrington, released on May 19, 2009.

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New York City’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival celebrates 25th anniversary
  –  August 18, 2017
flutist and vocalist Camille Thurman on August 25; saxophonist (and contemporary of Parker when bebop came on the scene) Lee Konitz performing with his quartet and joined by drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and Louis Hayes, and vocalist Carenee Wade.
Review: Newport Jazz Festival 2017
  –  August 17, 2017
She’d been scheduled to play at Newport with her trio ACS - Allen on piano, Esperanza Spalding on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums. In her place Spalding and Carrington were joined by three other pianists - Christian Sands, Vijay Iyer and Jason ...
Newport Jazz Festival 2017: A Maiden Voyage
  –  August 16, 2017
On Saturday afternoon, bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington paid homage to pianist Geri Allen, who died in June. She was part of their trio and also headed the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Pittsburgh ...
Berklee College of Music Names Omar Hakim Chair of Percussion Department
  –  August 16, 2017
“Omar Hakim has always been cutting edge,” says Grammy-winning jazz drummer and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington. “I am excited to see how the Percussion Department will be enhanced under his visionary leadership.” “As one of the standard ...
Miles Donahue - Truckin' (2014)
  –  August 16, 2017
Miles continues to surround himself by the highest caliber musicians. The ensemble cast on this release include Jerry Bergonzi, Mike Stern, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph Peterson, Tamir Shmerling, Fred Hersch, and Alain Mallet. Truckin' is a compelling ...
A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017
  –  August 11, 2017
Giddens left the festival crowd with little doubt that she has a major career in front of her. Christian Sands – Esperanza Spaulding-Terri Lyne Carrington Geri Allen was supposed to play at the festival with her trio ASC which includes bassist Esperanza ...
The 50 Greatest Jazz Drummers Of All Time
  –  August 10, 2017
40: Terri Lyne Carrington (born 1965) The world of jazz drumming is mostly an all-male preserve, but the Grammy-winning Carrington – who can play both jazz and R&B with élan – offers a compelling exception to this rule, more than earning her place ...
REVIEW: Newport Jazz Festival hit every note
  –  August 8, 2017
Branford Marsalis. The saxophonist was the opposite of Iyer ... a full blown hurricane of sound. Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington with pianists Moran, Iyer and Christian Sands. Tears flowed as the pianists filled in for the late Geri Allen ...
History in the air at Newport Jazz Festival
  –  August 6, 2017
Bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington had originally been scheduled to play in their trio with pianist Geri Allen, but Allen, who had battled cancer, died in June. In her stead, Iyer, Jason Moran, and Christian Sands alternated at ...
  –  August 6, 2017
Looking forward to hearing from you. Linda May Han Oh has performed with the musicians such as Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, Geri Allen, Fabian Almazan, and Terri Lyne Carrington. She is currently the bassist with ...
Fair skies, fine sounds at Newport Jazz Fest
  –  August 6, 2017
Originally, the trio of pianist Geri Allen, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington had been booked for the Festival. When Allen died in June, the show became a tribute, with no fewer than three pianists ably filling in for Allen ...
Campaign change from 'target' to 'pre-order'
  –  August 4, 2017
Dear pledgers, We are very pleased with the results of the campaign for the production of the Lewis Porter-Terri Lyne Carrington-John Patitucci-Tia Fuller album, but we feel that we could do a li...

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