Voice, Ensemble

Johnaye Kendrick




Johnaye Kendrick is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and professor of music at Cornish College of the Arts. Kendrick performs her original compositions and fresh interpretations of beloved jazz and pop compositions. The legendary Jimmy Heath said, “Kendrick is not just a vocalist. She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.” 

In 2014, Kendrick recorded, produced and released her debut CD for the johnygirl label featuring twelve of her original compositions. In the spring of 2018, Kendrick returned to the studio to record her sophomore album, released in August of 2018 to rave reviews.


BM, Jazz Studies
Western Michigan University

MM, Jazz Studies
Loyola University

Artist Diploma
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz