Our very popular livestream performance series "dUOS & dUETS," continues on March 20th with the powerhouse pairing of two honest to God jazz titans, Jack DeJohnette and Terri Lyne Carrington,
Our very popular livestream performance series “dUOS & dUETS,” continues on March 20th with the powerhouse pairing of two honest to God jazz titans, Jack DeJohnette and Terri Lyne Carrington, who also serves as Artistic Director of the Carr Center. They will be joined on this special night by Matthew Garrison on bass.
It’s easy to lose your bearings in the career of Jack DeJohnette, wrote Britt Robson, of JazzTimes, he has seemingly played everywhere with everyone.
In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Master and Grammy Award winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre!
The list of creative associations throughout his career is lengthy and star-studded: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Keith Jarrett, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Joe Henderson, Freddy Hubbard, Betty Carter and so many more.
Along the way, he has developed a versatility that allows room for hard bop, R&B, world music, avant-garde, and just about every other style of music to emerge in the past half-century.
According to a recent article by Mesfin Fekadu from Assciated Press, “Terri Lyne Carrington is the definition of Black Girl Magic! “
The three-time Grammy winner is nominated this year for best instrumental jazz album – an award she won in 2014 and she is the only woman to do so in the show’s 63-year history.
At 55, she is also one of the youngest musicians to receive the coveted NEA Jazz Masters Award and one of only a few female instrumentalists to earn the honor. Ella Fitzgerald turned 68 the year she entered the famous jazz club and Sarah Vaughan was 65, earning the prize a year before she died.
Terri Lyne honed her skills on the road, playing alongside Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Woody Shaw, Diana Krall and James Moody.
Just last year Terri Lyne won DownBeat magazine’s Critics Poll for top jazz artist, top jazz album and top jazz group — making her the first female instrumentalist to win in all three categories in the same year in the magazine’s 68-year history.
Most recently. she worked as a musical and cultural consultant on the hit Disney/Pixar animation “Soul,” making sure it portrayed the jazz world accurately. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice and has spent nearly 16 years teaching at the college.
Described by the New Yrok Times as, “an electric bass virtuoso,” Matthew Garrison will be joining Jack and Terri Lyne as their “plus one” for the evening.
Matthew Garrison,is the son of Jimmy Garrison, the bassist for John Coltrane and he literally grew up immersed in the world of jazz.
Young Garrison earned a full ride to study at Berklee College of Music. His lightning fingers and staggering precision quickly established him among the top session musicians in the New York City’s jazz-fusion scene. Matthew has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Joni Mitchell, Steve Coleman, Pat Metheny, John Mclaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, John Scofield, Chaka Khan, and The Saturday Night Live Band.