THE MOSAIC PROJECT
2012 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR
“BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM”
The 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards brought Hebert-Carrington Media co-founder Terri Lyne Carrington her first GRAMMY® Award as a leader for her ambitious cross-genre production, The Mosaic Project. Her debut album on Concord Jazz, and her fifth overall, won the “Best Jazz Vocal Album” category.
“I am overjoyed at this project being recognized by the recording industry, peers, and media,” remarks Carrington in reference to her win. “This album was made with love and honesty, it’s been a 30 year journey and all of it came together tonight. I’m honored, humble, and grateful.”
The veteran producer and composer is joined by Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Helen Sung, Tineke Postma, Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Ingrid Jensen, Sheila E., Gretchen Parlato, and a special appearance by the legendary Angela Davis.
“The Mosaic Project is a beautiful gathering of great female artists. Though it is my project, it is the personalities, the lives, and the talent of all of these women that make this project so special and indeed a group offering and unique statement we made together based on common, yet diverse, points of view,” proclaims Carrington.
The Mosaic Project “Simply Beautiful”
featuring Gretchen Parlato
Live at the Jazz Standard
Stream the album version of “Simply Beautiful” featuring Cassandra Wilson
Carrington was also a featured performer in the third annual GRAMMY® in the Schools LIVE! concert which took place on Wednesday, February 8 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The concert also featured Anthony Hamilton as well as members of GRAMMY® Camp – Jazz Sessions, a program designed for high school students and high school music programs.
Since her debut in 1989, Carrington has established a reputation for assembling artists of varying styles into an eclectic brand of jazz that incorporates elements of bebop, soul, funk and much more. She creates music that adheres to the traditions of jazz yet speaks to a much broader and more diverse audience. Carrington brings this same diverse sensibility to her new recording The Mosaic Project, an album that once again gathers a myriad of voices and crystallizes them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighs the sum of its parts.
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
March 16 | Black Pearl Unplugged with George Duke & Lizz Wright | Chicago, IL
March 19 | with Béla Lakatos Szakcsi | Budapest, Hungary
March 31 | Peabody Institute with Russell Kirk and The Path | Baltimore, MD
April 12 | Kultur und Kongresshaus with Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet | Aarau, Switzerland
April 14 | Kultur und Kongresshaus with Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet | Aarau, Switzerland
April 20 | Greeley Jazz Festival with Wayne Shorter Quartet | Greeley, CO
* May 4 | New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival | New Orleans, LA
* May 10 | Harlem Stage | New York, NY
* May 12 | Kennedy Center | Washington, DC
June 2 | Cambridge River Festival with Kevin Harris Project | Cambridge, MA
June 15 | Celebrate Brooklyn with Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen,
and Esperanza Spalding | Brooklyn, NY
June 16 | Sing the Truth! with Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, and Angélique Kidjo,
with Terri Lyne Carrington as Music Director | New Haven, CT
* June 17 | Playboy Jazz Festival | Los Angeles, CA
* July 6 | North Sea Jazz Festival – Amazon Stage | Rotterdam, Netherlands
* July 7 | City Square | Villafranca del Penedes, Spain
* July 8 | Gruvillage Festival | Grugliasco (Torino), Italy
* July 10 | Jazz A Vienne | Vienne, France
* July 12 | Mercedes-Benz Museum | Stuttgart, Germany
* July 20 | Malta Jazz Festival | Valletta, Malta
* shows with Mosaic Project
Terri Lyne Carrington · The Mosaic Project
Concord Jazz · Release Date: July 19, 2011