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Three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington was born in Medford, Massachusetts into a jazz family and at age seven was the delighted recipient of her grandfather’s drum set. An obvious prodigy, Terri took weekly lessons from age 11 through high school graduation with the venerated drummer-educator Alan Dawson at the Berklee College of Music in Boston; after which she received a full scholarship matriculating and graduating from that institution. Terri’s friend and mentor, Jack DeJohnette, advised her to move to New York where immediately she was taken under the wing of the legendary trumpeter Clark Terry.
More recently Ms Carrington has pursued a successful career releasing seven albums as a bandleader and producer, including the critically acclaimed The Mosaic Project in 2011 with a myriad of great singers, including Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cassandra Wilson, which won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
In 2013, Carrington released Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, her much anticipated homage to jazz giants Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the release of their iconic and provocative 1963 Money Jungle trio album. With this recording, Ms. Carrington made history, as she became the first woman to win a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. It is that Money Jungle project and its historical relevance that Terri Lyne Carrington brings to this South Florida JAZZ concert.
Terri Lyne Carrington – drums
Antonio Hart – alto saxophone
Aaron Parks – piano
Matt Brewer – acoustic bass
Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by a grant from the Broward County Board of County