It seems as if each time we discuss the career, influence and importance of Terri Lyne Carrington, we are adding new accolades to an already highly celebrated life in the world of music, education and activism.

Just look at her most recent honours: This past June, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by York University. This past Sunday, she won a Grammy for best jazz instrumental album for her recording New Standards, Vol. 1. And this week, she’s the Oscar Peterson Artist in Residence at York, where she’s offering masterclasses, workshops, performances and mentorship to students.

Considering her busy schedule, we were delighted that she was able to take a few minutes to chat about her latest projects and accolades.