Carrington, Terri Lyne
- Gareth Dylan Smith
(b Medford, MA, Aug 4, 1965). American jazz drummer, composer, and producer. She was a child prodigy, born to a musical family. Her father was a saxophonist and her grandfather played drums with Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Sammy Davis Jr. After initially playing saxophone, Carrington took up drums when she was seven and began playing professionally at ten. She studied at the Berklee College of Music for three semesters from the age of 11. She has performed with such musicians as Robin Eubanks, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, John Patitucci, Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Wayne Shorter, and Stephen Touray. Although primarily a jazz drummer, Carrington has shown interest as well in rock and has performed in a wide range of styles as a first-call session musician with, among others, Kenny Barron, Greg Osby, Vernon Reid, Patrice Rushen, Brenda Russell, Pharoah Saunders, Esperanza Spaulding, Michael Thompson, Freddy Washington, Larry Williams, and Cassandra Wilson. She is perhaps best known for her long association with Herbie Hancock and gained attention of the wider public as the house drummer on television talk shows including the ...