Family Weekend Concert I: Duke Djembe and Jazz Ensembles with Terri Lyne Carrington, drums
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Drummer, composer, producer and clinician Terri Lyne Carrington toured for over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and more, before being appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. After studying under full scholarship at Berklee, with the encouragement of her mentor, Jack DeJohnette, Terri Lyne moved to New York in 1983. For 5 years she was a much in-demand musician, working with James Moody, Lester Bowie, Pharoah Sanders, and others. In the late '80s she relocated to Los Angeles, where she gained recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show. In 1989, Ms. Carrington released a GRAMMY® nominated debut CD entitled "Real Life Story," which featured Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Patrice Rushen, Gerald Albright, John Scofield, Robert Irving III, Greg Osby, Don Alias and Hiram Bullock. She has played on many recordings, including Herbie Hancock's GRAMMY® Award winning CD "Gershwin's World," where she played alongside Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. She has toured with each of Mr. Hancock's musical configurations (from electric to acoustic) over the last 10 years. The Duke Jazz Ensemble is directed by John Brown. The Duke Djembe and Afro Cuban Ensembles are directed by Bradley Simmons.