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Terri Lyne Carrington was born August 4, 1965, in Medford, MA. She is a drummer, composer, producer and clinician. She had a full scholarship to Berklee and her mentor, Jack DeJohnette encouraged her to move to New York, in 1983. For 5 years, she worked with James Moody, Lester Bowie, Pharaoh Sanders, and others. In the late 80's she relocated to Los Angeles, where she gained recognition on the Arsenio Hall Show. In she was the drummer on the Quincy Jones' show, "VIBE," hosted by Sinbad. In 1989, she released a Grammy-nominated debut CD "Real Life Story" featuring 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. Other CDs: Jazz Is A Spirit (2002) featuring Herbie Hancock, Gary Thomas, Wallace Roney, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Eubanks, and Bob Hurst, and Structure (2004), a cooperative group with Adam Rogers, Jimmy Haslip and Greg Osby. Both CDs were released in the Europe on ACT Music and enjoyed considerable media attention and critical acclaim in the European and Japanese markets. After an extensive touring and recording career with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson and others, Terri Lyne returned to Boston to join the faculty at Berklee College of Music, where she received an honorary doctorate, in 2003. Website: Terri Lyne Carrington
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