Please check out my music at CoreyKendrick.com.
I recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University where I taught Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Piano Lab, and Applied Jazz Piano lessons as a Graduate Assistant and studied with Xavier Davis and Reggie Thomas. I received my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Acoustical Studies, from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. In addition to my teaching experience as a GA at MSU, I have served on the faculty of the 2014 MSU Big Band symposium as the jazz piano instructor and combo director, on the faculty of the 2013 Black Hawk College Summer Jazz Camp, and as an Adjunct instructor at Black Hawk College from 2012-2013, teaching applied jazz piano lessons, leading the Black Hawk combos, and coordinating the 21st annual BHC Jazz Festival in 2013.
As a performer, I have played with Rodney Whitaker, Etienne Charles, Marquis Hill, Antonio Hart, Peter Bernstein, Christian McBride, Robin Eubanks, Jon Faddis, Jeff Hamilton, Diego Rivera, Michael Dease, Tom Kennedy, Sachal Vasandani, and Sean Dobbins. I have toured internationally in Martinque and Canada with Etienne Charles, in Trinidad with the MSU Be-Bop Spartans, regionally with Rodney Whitaker, and throughout Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa as a leader.
For those who are interested, I have audio samples available on SoundCloud:
I also recently participated in a vocal trio album, which can be sampled and downloaded on Bandcamp, or you can watch me in action on YouTube:
With my trio at the 2014 Lansing Jazz Festival:
Sitting in with the MSU Professors of Jazz:
Performing on Fox 2 Detroit with Brian Lynch and Rodney Whitaker
Performing with Diego Rivera, Marlene Rosenberg, and Lawrence Leathers at the 2014 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival:
Playing with Etienne Charles’ Creole Soul at the 2014 Iowa City Jazz Festival:
Recording Love 2 The 3rd Power:
Accompanying Sachal Vasandani at the 2013 Iowa City Jazz Festival:
I also have a Scribd site where all the transcriptions are hosted. You can view my Scribd site at: http://www.scribd.com/ckendrick_1