Join Us Saturday May 22 for our sixth ‘dUOS & dUETS” performance. This knockout virtual concert will feature Grammy® Award Winning Panamanian Pianist-Composer, Danilo Pérez, 2021 Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington and their special guest for the evening performance, the iconic poet, activist and scholar, Sonia Sanchez.

Our popular performance series,“dUOS & dUETS”, was created and curated by Terri Lyne Carrington herself, who also serves as the Carr Center’s Artistic Director. The series is designed to pair performing artists at the top of their game and present them in ways they have never been seen before!

“dUOS & dUETS” is presented in partnership with JazzCorner. This concert is FREE and will be LIVE Streamed on Saturday May 22nnd @7:30pm ET on The Carr Center YouTube LIVE channel, The Carr Center Facebook Channel and JazzCorner’s Facebook channel.


DANILO PEREZ: As a solo artist and as a collaborator with jazz giants from Dizzy Gillespie to Wayne Shorter for over three decades, Danilo Pérez has been lauded as one of the most creative forces in contemporary music.

In 1993, Pérez turned his focus to his own ensembles and recording projects, releasing several albums as a leader, earning Grammy® and Latin Grammy® nominations. In 1996, under the Impulse label Pérez recorded, Panamonk, a tribute to Thelonious Monk which according to DownBeat magazine is one of the most important piano albums in the history of jazz.

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON: is a newly inducted NEA Jazz Master and three-time GRAMMY® award-winning drummer, producer, and educator.

While still in her 20’s, Ms. Carrington toured extensively with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, among others. In 2011 she released the GRAMMY® Award winning album, The Mosaic Project, featuring a cast of all-star women instrumentalists and vocalists, and in 2013 she released, Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which also earned a GRAMMY ® Award, establishing her as the first woman ever to win in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.

Her latest album, Waiting Game, with current band project, Social Science (a collaboration with Aaron Parks and Matthew Stevens),was nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY® award and has been celebrated as one of the best jazz releases of 2019 by Rolling Stone, Downbeat, Boston Globe and Popmatters.


SONIA SANCHEZ: poet, activist, scholar – was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and a pioneer in the development of Black Studies. She has authored of over 16 books of poetry, short stories, critical essays, plays and works for children; including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I’ve Been a Woman and Under A Soprano Sky.

Among her many awards and recognitions, Sanchez is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award, the Robert Creeley Foundation Award, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, The Robert Frost Medal and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

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