Terri Lyne Carrington’s Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar

[SKF NOTE: I first met Terri Lyne Carrington in 1983. She was 17-years old. We sat in my Modern Drummer office and I interviewed her for the magazine. At the time she had just released her first album and had been playing drums for 10 years with Clark Terry, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Illinois Jacquet, Kenny Barron, and Buster Williams. 

“Terri Lyne is not kidding around,” I wrote in my introduction to her interview. “She knows where she’s going and she’s self-assured about getting there. I’m sure she will.”]

Preview: Drums run in the family for Terri Lyne Carrington
October 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Terri Lyne Carrington is…taking time out of her busy schedule of performing, producing and teaching to participate in this year’s University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar, which takes place this week and culminates with the annual Saturday concert.

Among the notables she’s worked with over the years is Herbie Hancock, from 1998 to 2007. She’s also won two Grammy awards as a leader — best jazz vocal album for the 2011 “The Mosaic Project,” which featured numerous female artists, and best jazz instrumental album for last year’s “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue.”

Indeed, there will be a distinct feminine flavor to this year’s seminar, with a rhythm section composed of Ms. Carrington, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and pianist and Pitt’s director of jazz studies Geri Allen performing, along with alto saxophonist Tia Fuller. The first three regularly work together as the ACS Trio.

Ms. Carrington has returned to Berklee, teaching privately and leading ensembles.

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