Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science Community

LONDON Kings Place (Hall One)
90 York Way
N1 9AG


The resident artist at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival is Terri Lyne Carrington, the legendary American drummer, composer, singer, and producer who has worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding amongst others.

She will be taking up residence over the first weekend of the festival in Kings Place, as part of their Venus Unwrapped series. 

Social Science is an experiment and platform for interactions with musicians sharing a common language and bringing in their differences. In this second show of the evening, at 9pm, Terri Lyne Carrington invites some of the most exciting musicians from the British jazz scene for a fresh and stimulating musical experience, including saxophonist Soweto Kinch, cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson, trumpet player Emma-Jean Thackray, rapper and Truemendous

Her outfit, Social Science in her own words ‘was born from a need to express the emotions and thoughts about where we are socially, historically, politically, and spiritually. This alternative jazz band reflects a contemporary/post-modern view on music‘.

It is an eclectic stylistic blend, borrowing from jazz, indie rock, contemporary classical, hip hop, and free improvisation. It’s jazz for the eclectic listener, reflecting the musical and social atmosphere of today.

Part of Venus Unwrapped

  • Venus Unwrapped

'Having inspired so many artists over the years it’s a must-see gig to witness the multi-talented drummer, singer, composer and producer doing her thing live with an amazing line -up including Emma-Jean Thackray, Soweto Kinch, TrueMendous & Ayanna Witter-Johnson.'

(John Osborne, Jazz FM)