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Johnaye Kendrick

Assistant Professor

Johnaye Kendrick

A San Diego native, Johnaye Kendrick received her Bachelor of Music degree from
Western Michigan University (2005) and a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies (2009) and
an Artist’s Diploma from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at Loyola
University in New Orleans. As an undergraduate she was the recipient of a Downbeat
Student Music Award as Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, and featured soloist in an honors
recital with pianist Fred Hersch. While attending the Thelonious Monk Institute, Kendrick
also performed with visiting jazz artists Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Herbie
Hancock, Danilo Perez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Brian Blade.

Kendrick is a member of the Nicholas Payton SEXTET. She is also the vocalist with the
Ellis Marsalis Quartet and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, the latter group the recipient
of the 2009 Grammy® Award for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album” for their release
Book 1 on which Kendrick is the featured vocalist.

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