Three-time Grammy award–winning recording artist Terri Lyne Carrington was recently recognized as this year’s honorary member at the Forty-Second Annual Conference of the Society for American Music during a public ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Society for American Music Honors Terri Lyne Carrington
Photo credit: Michael Broyles

“I had a great time being ‘roasted’ by Larry Simpson at the Society for American Music honoree reception and dinner,” says Carrington. “It was a pleasure and an honor to be there with old and new friends, as well as family.”

Carrington’s contributions to American music conferred a life-long membership into the society. She joins a distinguished group of luminaries including Pharoah Sanders, Loretta Lynn, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, Gunther Schuller, John Cage, and others.

 

Photo credit: Michael Broyles