She’s internationally recognized and respected as a drummer, composer and producer, and now you can add educator and activist to the list of hats she wears. All of these define the artist that is Terri Lyne Carrington.

She is a three-time Grammy winner who’s been honoured with the Doris Duke Artist Award, an honourary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, and most recently was named one of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters.

A year ago, her new group Social Science released Waiting Game, an exhilarating and thought-provoking album that confronts a wide spectrum of social justice issues. Meanwhile, she has been pushing for equity in jazz and beyond as the founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

Carrington joined us to talk about her latest projects and honours.