THE CONTAGEOUS COREY KENDRICK TRIO
June 19th, POLYRHYTHMS Third
The Corey Kendrick Trio combines the infectious swing of the Oscar Peterson trio and the intricate interaction of the Bill Evans trio with a modern harmonic sensibility to create a truly dynamic group sound. Established while studying under Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State University, the Corey Kendrick Trio has developed their melody driven, straight ahead sound over two and a half years of extensive performing.
Iowa native, Corey Kendrick is a pianist, composer, and educator living in Detroit, MI. Although soft-spoken and mild-mannered, you wouldn’t know it when he sits down at the piano. A pianist with a deeply expressive touch and formidable technique, Kendrick makes his presence immediately known. Harmonically daring and melodically inventive, Kendrick’s talents have granted him the opportunity to share the stage with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world. Kendrick received his Master's in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University and has studied with Xavier Davis, Reggie Thomas, and Willie Pickens.
Joe Vasquez is a young bass up-and-comer to the music scene and has made a strong impact in keeping the tradition of jazz music alive while still maintaining a modern sound under the direction of professor and renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker. He has performed throughout the U.S. as well as Canada and Trinidad and Tobago playing with artists such as Dwight Adams, Etienne Charles, Cory Allen, Anthony Stanco, and Diego Rivera and continues to dedicate himself to his bass and his music.
Nicholas Bracewell, a Jazz Drummer from Essex, Ontario, began playing drums at a very young age. By the age of 8 he received his first drum kit which sparked his love for the drums. At the age of 11 he was accepted into the Civic Youth Ensembles jazz program in Detroit, and in this program he received mentorship from Rodney Whitaker, Diego Rivera, Sean Dobbins and Kris Johnson. He has played at festivals around the U.S. and Canada including the Detroit Jazz Festival, East Lansing Summer Solstice Festival, Lansing Jazz Festival, and the Windsor Blues Festival. He has played with artists such as Randy Napoleon, Rodney Whitaker, Diego Rivera, and Rick Roe.
On their debut recording “Rootless” the Corey Kendrick Trio delves into the themes of life in transition and all the associated emotions, whilst exploring the sonic tapestry of the piano trio.
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series at the RME’s Redstone Room, June 19th, features an all-ages workshop at , and a matinee performance from . Admission to the workshop is Free for Kids and $5 for adults. General admission for the concert is $10 or $15 for reserved seating. For ticket information, call Polyrhythms: 309 373-0790. For additional information, visit our website: www.polyrhythms.org.
Doors open at pm. Come experience jazz like it was meant to be enjoyed“LIVE”. Delight in some of the best jazz in the Quad Cities and encounter the direction of young jazz artists at Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series; Sunday, June 19th, featuring the Corey Kendrick Trio.
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series is made possible with major support of the Riverboat Development Authority, the Scott County Regional Authority, the RME and QCArts as well as the support of Hotel Davenport, Bowman Accounting, KALA, Peeples Heating & Air Conditioning, the Austin Family Charitable Fund, Cribbs Landscaping, the Goldstein Family Foundation, Greatest Grains, and DJ Mixxin Mel.
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by Melvin Hawkins Added December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm