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