Terri Lyne Carrington’s FABULOUS music (and story)

For this post, I’d like to share one (of many) inspiring Dare to be Fabulous contributor updates. This update comes from GRAMMY® award-winning jazz musician Terri Lyne Carrington.

Photo Credit: John Watson

Terri Lyne Carrington’s personal story in Dare to be Fabulous is titled “Full Circle and Living an Authentic Life.” She writes about what it was like to be a protégé jazz drummer in the male-dominated jazz world, and how she has grown to become her fully authentic self.

Terri Lyne Carrington – new STANDARDS – vol. 1 
From her website:

“Drummer, bandleader, composer, producer, activist and educator Terri Lyne Carrington has worked tirelessly over her remarkable career to fight for inclusivity and raise the voice of women, trans and non-binary people in jazz. New Standards, her ambitious new project, was created to shine a light on women composers in historic new ways. New Standards will arrive this fall in the form of the first-ever lead sheet book of jazz compositions dedicated entirely to women composers, a newly recorded album of 11 selections from the songbook featuring an all-star band and dazzling line-up of special guests, and a multi-media exhibition at Detroit’s Carr Center.”

Listen to “Respected Destroyer” from new STANDARDS – vol. 1

Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival with Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese, and Esperanza Spalding

Also: Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Project’s Waiting Game 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.

Watch their video, “Pray the Gay Away”

I have many other amazing updates from story contributors to this book, and will share more in future posts. I’m also posting fun pictures and updates to the Dare to be Fabulous Facebook page.

Dare to be Fabulous book feedback

I’ve been getting wonderful feedback from initial readers of the book. If you  enjoy the book, please, pretty please, add your book rating on Amazon. You can rate the book on other retailer websites or Goodreads, as well. Every individual reader/customer rating makes a difference. (Thank you!)

It’s still early days for media coverage, but the book has been featured on Yahoo! Lifestyle and other media websites so far. It generally takes a few months before media runs stories or reviews or articles of a book. More to come!

I’ll sign off with one of the 50+ featured quotes in the new Dare to be Fabulous Journal Notebook. Let this be fodder for some weekend reflection:

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. ~ Helen Keller


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