Global Jazz Forum: Terri Lyne Carrington and Adam Cruz
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One of the leading figures in jazz today, Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 ‘03H, and Adam Cruz, a creative force in the international jazz scene, come together to share their knowledge as drummers and composers in this forum.
Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 ‘03H is a renowned three-time Grammy winning drummer, composer, and bandleader who has toured with music luminaries (and Berklee honorary Doctor of Music degree recipients) such as Herbie Hancock ‘86H, Wayne Shorter ‘99H, Al Jarreau ‘91H, Dianne Reeves ‘03H, and Clark Terry ‘88H. She is Zildjian chair in performance with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
Carrington’s extensive recording career includes several albums released as bandleader, including The Mosaic Project, for which she won a Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album, and Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, for which she won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album—becoming the first woman ever to win a Grammy in this category. Her recording credits include work with Carlos Santana, John Scofield ’73 ‘97H, Terence Blanchard, George Duke, Nancy Wilson ‘94H, Esperanza Spalding, and Geri Allen ‘14H, among many others.
Watch Carrington and students perform her original, “Insomniac:”
Drummer and composer Adam Cruz is a member of the Danilo Pérez Trio who has also worked with Chick Corea ‘97H, Paquito D’Rivera ‘03H, Ray Baretto, David Sánchez, and Charlie Hunter, among many more. His debut recording as a composer and bandleader, Milestone, was released on Sunnyside Records in 2011.
Watch Adam Cruz perform at an open rehearsal with Jazz 100:
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is an honors performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment in which 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.