By Matt Micucci
Jazz drummer, composer and singer Terri Lyne Carrington will be coming to the Fort Lauderdale area with her concert Money Jungle at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on January 9, 2016.
The concert is a live performance of her critically acclaimed 2013 release Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which made history by becoming the first album by a woman to ever win a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The album was a homage to such giants as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach, and was also released to mark the 50th anniversary of their Money Jungle trio album in 1963.
Terri Lyne Carrington was born in Medford, Massachussets, in 1965. Shortly after graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she caught the eye of Wayne Shorter, and moved to New York, encouraged by her mentor Jack DeJohnette. There she worked with such artists as Lester Bowie, Pharoah Sanders and Stan Getz. In the late eighties she then became the house drummer for The Arsenio Hall Show, and then again in the late nineties on the late night TV show VIBE hosted by Sinbad.
Subsequently, she returned home where she received an honorary doctorate from Berklee in 2003 and subsequently was appointed to a professorship in 2006 that she still holds.
More recently, Ms Carrington has pursued a successful career releasing seven albums as a bandleader and producer, including the critically acclaimed The Mosaic Project in 2011 with a myriad of great singers, including Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cassandra Wilson, which won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
The Money Jungle concert is part of South Florida JAZZ’s ongoing series bringing the best jazz to South Florida and will be taking place at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.