The North Sea Jazz Festival is very familiar ground to renowned drummer Terri Lyne Carrington
. In 2012 she brought her Mosaic Project to Rotterdam, with Dianne Reeves. This time the vocalist is Lizz Wright. According to CNN, Carrington (1965) has been “helping trumpet the joys of jazz to new generations and new audiences” for almost a quarter of a century. Over the years, she has worked with greats like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Gino Vannelli, Clark Terry, and more. She was recently appointed professor at the Berklee College of Music. Her most recent album is Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
a tribute to the 50th-anniversary of the Duke Ellington Charles Mingus Max Roach sessions
. The Mosaic Project
is also the name of her fifth album, which she released in 2011 as a cross-genre set of fourteen songs on which many great female stars participated. The album won her a Grammy.