This tribute to Missy Elliott during the 2019 Berklee Commencement Concert features Dom Jones and Brayla Cook on lead vocals. Elliott was in attendance at the performance and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music the following day for her contributions to the music industry.
This composition addresses racial profiling and police brutality. The performers are Terri Lyne Carrington, drums; Aaron Parks, piano; Matthew Stevens, guitar; Morgan Guerin, bass; Debo Ray, voice; and Kokayi, voice.
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The Boston Globe listed Terri Lyne Carrington as their jazz artist of the year due to her groundbreaking work with the Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, and lauded her album with Social Science, Waiting Game. The album also made their list of the top 10 jazz records this year, alongside fellow Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice faculty member Kris Davis and Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance Joe Lovano.
NPR Music listed faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science's song "Bells (Ring Loudly)" as one of 11 songs that spoke truth to power in jazz this year.
Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, and the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice helped define the decade in jazz.
The New York Times ranked faculty member Kris Davis's Diatom Ribbons as the top jazz album of 2019.
Billboard: Chartbreaker: Ingrid Andress Learned to Write Songs in Any Style before Her Country Breakthrough
The Berklee alumna enters the top 20 Country Airplay chart for the first time.