Matt Kendrick Jazz
The Matt Kendrick Trio
The Matt Kendrick Unit
For almost four decades, Matt Kendrick has been leading jazz groups at festivals, concerts and clubs. He also loves playing all sorts of private events, including wedding receptions, cocktail parties, fundraisers and corporate functions. His client list is distinguished and long. Most of the time, he leads his group, which plays a wide variety of songs, including music by the following composers:
Rodgers and Hart
Listen to The Matt Kendrick Unit playing "Going Blue Crazy" written by Matt in 1979 and on the recording "Unity and Alienation" 1991. Al Neese-trp, Steve Blake-sax, Abdullah Rahman-drums, Matt-bass
Listen to The Matt Kendrick Trio playing "I've Got The World On A String" with Federico Pivetta-piano, Larry Carman-drums, Matt Kendrick-bass
Watch and listen to Matt Kendrick and John Mochnick duo perform Take 5 at Wake Forest University in 2015
St. Wish benefit w/ Larry Carman-drums, Michael Kinchen-Sax
@ Carrboro Arts Ctr. 1997 Ken Rhodes-piano, Al Neese-trp, Steve Blake-sax, Abdullah Rahman-drums
MKU @ Jazz Charlotte. Steve Kirkman-drums, Steve Blake-sax, Matt bass
Joe Morgan-sounds, Al Neese-trumpet, Steve Blake-sax, Matt-bass
John Wilson-drums, Michael Kinchen-sax, Matt-bass
Texas Pete Fest. 2016 photo by Bobby Roebuck
L-R-Steve Blake, Al Neese, Matt, Hugh "Fuma" Petersen
Al Neese-trmupet, Matt-bass, Abdullah Rahman-drums
Below is music player from SoundCloud. These are some highlights from Matt's musical life.
#1 This is from the mid 90's. David Via-drums, Jack King-guitar, Alan Neese-trumpet, Steve Blake-sax, Matt Kendrick-bass/arranger. It was recorded at Reflection Studios in Charlotte with Mark Williams at the board recording live to 2 track digital.
#2 this was live back in 2004 at the Wherehouse. It's Matt Kendrick-bass composer, John Wilson-drums, Joe Morgan-electronics, and a woodwind quintet of the Carolina Chamber Symphony Players.
#3 This tune was written by the late Ken Coxx of Detroit. Ken Coxx-piano, Roy Brooks-drums, Vincent Boeing-wood winds, Matt Kendrick-bass rec. 1986 at Reflection Studios in Charlotte by Mark Williams. This is a rough mix by Mark. It's never been released.
#4 Joanne Brackeen-piano and arrangement, Jack Wilkins-sax, Matt Kendrick-bass and Jason Brashear-drums live at Carrboro ArtsCenter 1993 or so.
#5 Played in 1999 with Marian McPartland on piano, Matt Kendrick-bass, Jason Brashear-drums at USC Columbia, South Carolina
#6 Dick Hyman-piano, Matt Kendrick-bass, Dave Morgan-drums live at Southwest Virginia Community College 2005