Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science • IN-PERSON
For nearly four decades, Grammy award winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington has been on the front lines of creating a new form of jazz—one without patriarchy. Her work as a drummer and bandleader has earned her a Doris Duke Artist Award and three Grammys, including Best Jazz Vocal Album for “The Mosaic Project,” which exclusively featured female musicians. In 2018, she founded the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice to address a long history of inequality and sexual harassment.
In late 2019, Carrington released “Waiting Game,” her seventh album as a bandleader and first with her new group, Social Science. The album leaps through an ebullient mix of improvised instrumental suites, electroacoustic textures and pointed social commentary. With pianist Aaron Parks and guitarist Matt Stevens, she guides a band built on kinetic energy and unbound curiosity. In the 2020-21 season, Carrington led a Jazz Clinic for students in the UMD School of Music’s Jazz Studies Division that focused on a lack of gender equity within the jazz community. She also participated in The Clarice’s popular Black Women in the Arts series alongside flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell and singer/songwriter Dianne Reeves. Behind the kit, Carrington is a commanding instrumentalist; as a bandleader, she is nothing less than the future of a more equitable jazz.
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