The closing event of our 30th Anniversary Celebration is the World Premiere of a groundbreaking multimedia installation, curated and conceived by Terri Lyne Carrington in partnership with The Carr Center and the Berklee Institute for Jazz and Gender justice.
New Standards, part one of Shifting The Narrative: Jazz and Gender Justice, examines the intersection of history, gender, race, and innovation, resulting in a transformational and provocative multimedia arts experience.

The New Standards, part one of Shifting The Narrative : Jazz and Gender Justice installation will be on exhibition in the Carr Center Performance Studio, 15 E. Kirby Street, Detroit, Michigan. 

Visitor Hours are:
Friday – 11/18  Noon – 8 pm
Saturday – 11/19  Noon – 5 pm
Wednesday- 11/23  Noon to 5 pm
Thursday- 11/24  Closed  (Thanksgiving)
Friday- 11/25 Noon to 8 pm
Saturday- 11/26 Noon to 5 pm
Sunday- 11/27 Noon – 5 pm

Elements of the Installation include:

  • New artwork exploring themes of jazz and gender from acclaimed visual artists Monica Haslip, Joe Diggs, Yeşim Tosuner and Ramsess.
  • Curation of art work created by jazz artists Cecile McLorin Salvant, Carmen Lundy and Jazzmeia Horn, ranging from print and sculpture to collage, textiles, and multimedia.
  • New works from Detroit visual artists Devin Laster, Yvette R. Rock and Sabrina Nelson
  • Dynamic portrait collection of 30 influential women instrumentalists by Sherry Rubel. 
  • World Premiere of “The New Standards,” a film by Michael Goldman and Terri Lyne Carrington 
  • Vocalist and culinary artist Lizz Wright, creates a new recipe inspired by New Standards.
  • A Children’s illustrated poem and book, introduces the themes of jazz and gender equity, written by Terri Lyne Carrington with illustrations by Ramsess.  
  • Audio sound showers displaying imagined conversations between iconic jazz women in their own words/audio as well as scripted conversations with actors.

ABOUT : Terri Lyne Carrington

An NEA Jazz Master and Carr Center Artistic Director, Terri Lyne Carrington, has become one of the giants of today’s jazz music with technical wizardry and profound creativity. 

A three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, composer, producer, and educator, Terri Lyne is the first female artist to ever win the GRAMMY®Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. 

Over the four decades of her career, she has played with countless jazz luminaries including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding, and many others. 

In 2019, she received the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award and currently serves as founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.