Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington is a highly accomplished musician and activist. She has played around the world, sharing the stage with greats like Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, and Esperanza Spalding. As a champion of women in jazz, Terri Lyne wrote New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers and produced the album New Standards Vol. 1 to wide acclaim. She also wrote a children’s book inspired by her father’s childhood, Three of a Kind – The Allen Carrington Spalding Trio, showing the importance of investment in youth music training. She has won numerous honors and awards during her career, including an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Berklee College of Music (where she also acts as a professor), three Grammy awards, and recently awarded a National Endowment Arts Jazz Master Fellowship.