Terri Lyne Carrington

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About Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington is a drummer, composer, bandleader, and producer. Her signature, influential funky drumming style has been applied to many different settings, from jazz and soul to rock, blues, and crossover classical. After beginning her recording career with bassist Rufus Reid's trio, she released Real Life Story, her Grammy-nominated debut in 1989. She spent the next 12 years as one of jazz's most in-demand drummers. After 2002's Jazz Is a Spirit, she began working consistently as a bandleader. In 2011, she issued the Grammy-winning The Mosaic Project that straddled jazz and R&B with an all-star band of female players and singers. The following year she won a Grammy for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. In 2015, she issued Mosaic Project: Love and Soul. 2019's politically themed The Waiting Game featured her new band Social Science, and 2022's New Standards, Vol. 1 featured tunes exclusively written by women.

Medford, MA, United States
August 4, 1965
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