Welcome, y’all!

Back in January, I made my way down to New Orleans to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference with my band, The Johnaye Kendrick Quartet with special guest Sean Jones. We had a BLAST and I managed to get my hands on some video that was recorded! I have posted a few of the videos on the VIDEO page. Please take a look… and a listen 😉



Here Sample Reel

Hey y’all!
I uploaded a sample reel of my album, HERE for your listening pleasure! 6 snippets of the 12 original compositions are right here- – – – – – – ->>>>>
Go ahead and press play!!!

Here review in the New York Times!!!

Check out this lovely write up of HERE in the New York Times!
It was a while back, but I’m still quite flattered :-)

HERE Pre-Sale

For those of you who missed my CD release party, or just can’t wait ’til May 20th for the official release, HERE is available for pre-order on iTunes!!!!!
Pre-order HERE now and you’ll get the title track!!!!!

HERE’s the link:

Here EPK & Music Video!!!!

Hey all! Check out the EPK and Music Video for my upcoming album, Here.

The Baby Is Coming!!! (debut record due date)

Greetings Friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful 2014 thus far! Things are moving along brilliantly on this end! I am thrilled to announce April 15th, 2014 as the official release date of my debut record, HERE. I am very excited about this project because it features 12 of my original compositions!
In December of 2013 I had the pleasure of going into the studio with my band (Dawn Clement-piano; Chris Symer-bass; Byron Vannoy-drums; D’Vonne Lewis-drums) and producing my record. The album is unique and honest, and I cannot wait to give it to you! The CD release party is scheduled for April 25, 2014 at the Royal Room. More information to come soon!

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year, Friends! I hope 2013 is off to a great start for you and yours! Things are absolutely wonderful on this end :-) I would like to let you know about some really exciting events on the horizon. The first concert is happening this Saturday, the 19th at the Royal Room in Columbia City. I’m singing on a Song Reader concert! Those of you who are Beck fans will know what I’m talking about, but just in case- Beck’s latest album was recently released in rare form: sheet music! I will be perming on a concert of this music with several other amazing Seattle based artists. It is extremely unique and extremely exciting! On February 1st, the Johnaye Kendrick Quartet is returning to Tula’s! It has been a while, and I have been writing lots of new music for this show. The JKQ is very excited to return to the venue that allowed us to present our first performance in Seattle. Lastly, on March 1st, I will be performing on the Cornish Music Series with the amazing guitarist Michael Nicolella and several special guests. We are presenting an eclectic array of music ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, including music of John Dowland, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Jimmy Webb and Jimi Hendrix. It will be super fun!

I hope to see you all soon.  As always, I thank you so much for your support!

Spring Has Sprung!!!

Hello Friends,
Happy SPRING!!!! I have been writing lots of music and I look forward to performing it for you soon!
We’ve got lots of new gigs on the calendar, so please keep an eye on the Events page!

Also, follow me on twitter! @johnayekendrick


Johnaye in January!

Hello Friends,
I want to wish you a Happy New Year!
I also want to let you know about some exciting things coming up in the 1st month of the New Year!

If you are in the New York area, I will be performing at Birdland on January 6th-8th with the Nicholas Payton Television Studio Orchestra- an exciting Jazz Orchestra that performs Mr. Payton’s original compositions. His arrangements are breathtaking, and the music is lots of fun!
On January 12th, the Johnaye Kendrick Quartet will be performing at the Seattle Art Museum on the “Art of Jazz” Series. (If you miss it, the event will be recorded and presented on “Jazz NW” on KPLU January 22nd.)
The Johnaye Kendrick Quartet will also be returning to Tula’s Jazz Club on January 13th.
Finally, I would like to tell you about a wonderful new venue that had an amazing Grand Opening earlier this month called the Royal Room. It is a fantastic space with a lovely stage, and a marvelous crowd. I will be performing with a new ensemble, Painting the Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday on Friday, January 20th and January 27th. Check out the website for more information about the venue.

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!
And as always, I thank you for your support.