Grammy award-winning percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington at BYU-Idaho Jazz Fest

Grammy award-winning percussionist to perform at BYU-Idaho Jazz Fest

REXBURG, Idaho ­­­— Grammy award-winning percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington will headline a winter jazz festival Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkham Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Backing up Carrington will be the BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance jazz ensemble under the direction of Mark Watkins.

After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and more, Carrington is now a music professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Massachussetts. She also received an honorary doctorate from Berklee in 2003.

Carrington released “The Mosaic Project” in July 2011, her fifth recording. The critically acclaimed CD, which won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighed the sum of its parts.

She produced the 14-song set which featured some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen and several others. Carrington said the emergence of so many great female jazz artists is what made an album like “The Mosaic Project” possible, more so than in decades past.

In 2013, Carrington released “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,” her much anticipated homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of their iconic 1963 “Money Jungle” album.

Tickets for the BYU-Idaho Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at, at the Kimball Ticket Office or by calling 496-3170.