Cindy Blackman and Terri Lyne Carrington Peak the Drum Summit

By
Elisabeth Nicula
October 16, 2008
Cindy Blackman, best known for her work with Lenny Kravitz, keeps the beat.
J.D. Allen on tenor sax, bassist George Mitchell, David Gilmore, and Carlton Holmes on keys (not shown) round out Blackman's band.
Cindy Blackman's acoustic bassist George Mitchell
Berklee faculty guitarist and composer David Gilmore
Terri Lyne Carrington has been playing the drums since she was 7 years old.
Dutch saxophonist Tineka Postma and Boston-based trumpeter Jason Palmer provide the horns in Carrington's band.
Grammy Award–winning pianist Patrice Rushen joins Carrington on stage.
Carrington's band also features veteran jazz pianist and educator Geri Allen.
Manami Morita, who has recorded for the Berklee student-run Jazz Revelation Records, leads her trio at Cafe 939.
Jazz Revelation Records artists Evgeny Lebedev and Hyunwoo Han take the stage at Cafe 939.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Wet weather and a flooded fairground led to the cancelation of the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival's outdoor concerts scheduled for later in the weekend, but nothing could put a damper on the festival's Friday evening lineup starring drummers and Berklee alumnae Cindy Blackman and Terri Lyne Carrington. Guitar Department faculty member David Gilmore joined Blackman for her hard-hitting jazz fusion set. Carrington, who teaches in the Percussion Department, featured celebrated jazz pianists Geri Allen and Patrice Rushen.

Bands from the student-run Jazz Revelation Records kicked things off at Cafe 939 on Thursday night.