Terri Lyne Carrington is a jazz drummer, educator and author who grounds her projects in feminism, spiritual liberation and the movement to abolish prisons and police. Carrington will be performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival Sunday at 1:50pm with her band New Standards. Later Sunday she’ll be at the Pacific Jazz Café in a panel discussion with Angela Davis and Gina Dent.
It was a half-century ago, but 70-year old trumpeter Michael Ray still vividly recalls his first encounter with the Sun Ra Arkestra, as a teenager attending an outdoor music festival in suburban Philadelphia. “The first thing I noticed was all the musicians had suitcases filled with sheet music.”