As a woman in jazz, Terri Lyne Carrington has spent her long, storied career notching milestones and breaking boundaries. Now, the much-decorated drummer says she’s out to challenge an entire system.

Carrington, the Boston-born sensation and long-distance artistic director for Detroit’s Carr Center, will feature prominently at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. She and her group Social Science will perform as part of the Premiere Ceremony, the pre-broadcast show where the bulk of winners are announced.

And their album “Waiting Game” will vie for the Grammys’ best jazz instrumental album  — seven years after Carrington became the first and still only woman to win that category.

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