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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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Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue

Money Jungle:...

Concord Music Group
2013

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The Mosaic Project

Prime Directive Music
2012

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The Mosaic Project

The Mosaic Project

Concord Music Group
2011

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Structure

Structure

ACT Music
2005

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Structure

Structure

ACT Music
2004

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Jazz is a Spirit

Jazz is a Spirit

ACT Music
2003

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