Terri Lyne Carrington

United States

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Terri Lyne Carrington is a 2021 NEA Jazz Master and three-time Grammy award-winning drummer, composer, producer, and educator. She serves as Founder and Artistic Director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice in Boston, MA, and artistic director for the Carr Center in Detroit, MI. In 2013 she won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which established her as the first woman ever to win in this category. She has performed on over 100 recordings and has toured and recorded with luminaries such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Esperanza Spalding, and numerous others. Her current band project, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science released their debut album, Waiting Game, in 2019 which was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award. Ms. Carrington is an honorary doctorate recipient from Berklee College and Manhattan School of Music.

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