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Terri Lyne Carrington: From Child Prodigy to Trailblazing Jazz Drummer

April 13, 2018

In a career that spans more than four decades, Terri Lyne Carrington has shattered glass ceilings as a female drummer and bandleader and as the first female artist to win a Grammy in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category. She’s played, toured and recorded with artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Carols Santana, Cassandra Wilson, Pharoah Sanders and Nancy Wilson.

Terri is also passionate about mentoring young musicians. She holds an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, where she currently teaches, leading and inspiring the next generation of artists.

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