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Terri Lyne Carrington

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: August 4, 1965    

Terri Lyne Carrington

World-renowned drummer, composer, producer and clinician, Terri Lyne Carrington, has maintained her status in the industry as a person to watch for over 25 years.

Born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1965, Terri developed a reputation as a child prodigy, jamming with jazz veterans Dizzy Gillespie, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Oscar Peterson, Joe Williams, and many more. At 7, she was given her first set of drums, which had belonged to her grandfather, Matt Carrington, who had played with Fats Waller and Chu Berry. After studying privately for three years, she played her first major performance at the Wichita Jazz Festival with Clark Terry. Shortly afterward she received a full scholarship at age 11 to Berklee College of Music where she started playing with such people as Kevin Eubanks, Mike Stern, Branford Marsalis, Greg Osby and others. She also studied under master drum instructor Alan Dawson and made a private recording entitled, “TLC and Friends,” with Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, George Coleman and her dad, Sonny Carrington, before turning 17....
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  • The Mosaic Project

    Concord Music Group
    2011
  • Structure

    ACT Music
    2005
  • Structure

    ACT Music
    2004
  • Jazz is a Spirit

    ACT Music
    2003
  • Jazz Is A Spirit

    ACT Music
    2002
  • Real Life Story

    Inglaterra Musica
    1989
  • More Than Woman

    Inglaterra Musica
    1989
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Nov08 Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project
Wisconsin Union Theater
Madison, WI
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