About

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

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8 comments

  1. Loved your playing with Diego Rivera last night at the East Lansing Solstice Jazz Festival. Looking forward to hearing you play again.

  2. I’m really loving your site and your work. I was wondering what made you choose to put your transcriptions on Scribd? I’ve wanted to print some to play along with, but Scribd requires a paid subscription to download and print. Thanks and keep up the great work.

    1. As far as I know, you can download Scribd documents for free with a free account. A paid subscription is required to read the books hosted on Scribd, but I set the permissions when I upload so that documents are free for reading and for downloading. If this is no longer the case and you are unable to download from Scribd with a free account, let me know.

      1. Hello: I’m trying to open a free Scribd account, but I couldn’t. If you can help me, I’d be grateful.
        Your site and work is unbeliavable!. Receive my respect.
        Roberto (Argentina)

      2. Great work here! Actually I could not download with my free account.
        Maybe you could check it out.

  3. Hi Corey, I saw that lead sheet of Voyage by Kenny Barron on your website. I am looking for a lead sheet of that tune for alto sax (key of d minor, including chords). Can you help? I can pay you via paypal. Regards Jan

    1. Hi Jan – shoot me an email at CoreyMKendrick at gmail. I don’t own the rights to the song so I can’t take your money, but it’s no problem to get you an Eb lead sheet.

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