Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington is one of the first significant female jazz drummers. She is also a noted composer and bandleader whose signature funky drumming style has provided the recording and concert backbone for many of jazz's and R&B's biggest names including Herbie Hancock and Teena Marie. A child prodigy, she moved first to New York then to Los Angeles to join the Arsenio Hall Show band in the 1980s. She worked with Wayne Shorter and Hancock in the '90s before beginning her own record career. Her albums have run the gamut from contemporary jazz to more progressive music. Her all-female band--with notable vocalists--recorded The Mosaic Project, which won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Jazz Vocal Album.