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. 

This early evening performance of the composition ‘Waiting Game’, which was was first performed in New York in 2017, when Terri Lyne Carrington revealed her then new project Social Science, taking its strength from the expression of protest. The new album, due in October, takes its title from this track and carries on the essence of speaking out about the social issues with a spirit of hope.

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.

The new double album Waiting Game will be out 8 November on Motema Music 

Part of Venus Unwrapped

Carrington’s latest release, Waiting Game was written ‘as her concern about the state of the world reached what she calls ‘red level, the danger zone’ [and] is by far her most politically ambitious and outspoken yet’


‘the goal of Waiting Game is to develop more humanity in the world’

(Terri Lyne Carrington speaking to Jazzwise)
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