Global Jazz Forum: Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci

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Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
United States
Terri Lyne Carrington
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Two of the leading figures in jazz today, Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 ’03H and visiting scholar John Patitucci, come together to share their knowledge in this Global Jazz Forum.

Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 ‘03H is a renowned, three-time Grammy-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader who has toured with music luminaries 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.

John Patitucci is a Grammy-winning bassist and Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) visiting scholar who has worked extensively with Chick Corea ’97H, Wayne Shorter ’99H, Herbie Hancock ’86H, Stan Getz, and Pat Metheny ’96H. An 11-time Grammy nominee, Patitucci earlier this year released a vinyl-only, subscription-based album on Newvelle Records, Irmãos de Fé, featuring his takes on works by revered Brazilian composers such as Antônio Carlos Jobim and Milton Nascimento. All About Jazz praises the album for its “perfect blend” of respect for the composers’ original intentions and “the adventurous spirit” that makes room for “a unique stamp on these works.” Patitucci regularly performs with BGJI Artistic Director Danilo Pérez and Brian Blade as Children of the Light.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a 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 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.