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Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project: Love and Soul featuring Valerie Simpson & Oleta Adams

At this performance, jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel converge, and standing firmly at the intersection are three towering talents: three-time Grammy–winning jazz drummer, bandleader, and composer Terri Lyne Carrington; Songwriter Hall of Fame member and singer Valerie Simpson (“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”), and Grammy-nominated singer and pianist Oleta Adams.

Born out of Carrington’s expansive all-female collaboration The Mosaic Project, this evening of song illuminates the cross-pollination of American music and its endlessly fascinating permutations. Carrington, who has played with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Al Jarreau, won the 2012 Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album for the original Mosaic Project record. The sequel, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, was released in August 2015, inspiring the Boston Globe to declare it “so good that the performances and the caliber of musicianship trump any distinctions based on gender or even genre.”


Photo: Terri Lyne Carrington

Photo by: Tracy Love