This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and Adam Cruz.
Terri Lyne Carrington is a multiple Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer. After more than 20 years touring with such musicians as Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, and Cassandra Wilson, she recently returned to her hometown, where she was appointed Zildjian Chair in Performance at Berklee's Global Jazz Institute.
Drummer, composer, and educator Adam Cruz was born in New York City. Cruz leads his own group, is an integral part of renowned pianist Danilo Perez’s trio, and regularly works with artists such as Tom Harrell, the Mingus Big Band, Joey Calderazzo, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, and Edward Simon. Cruz currently teaches at CCNY and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.