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Sat 10/7, 2023, 7:30pm
Earshot Jazz presents
Johnaye Kendrick
Heart Songs
Close-up shot of Johnaye Kendrick (with dark skin, red lipstick, and black braids in a ponytail) singing into the microphone

This year’s Earshot Festival Resident Artist is one of Seattle’s most outstanding jazz musicians.

Johnaye Kendrick is a superb vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and composer. While studying music at Western Michigan University, Kendrick was awarded a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist and was featured in an honors recital with pianist Fred Hersch. While attending the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute, Kendrick worked with many outstanding jazz musicians, including Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Brian Blade among others.

For this performance, Kendrick will present her quartet with a special guest horn player. Ensemble memebers TBA. They will perform originals and arrangements from Kendrick’s upcoming album.

About Earshot Jazz

Earshot Jazz cultivates a vibrant jazz community to ensure the legacy and progression of the art form by engaging audiences, celebrating artists, and supporting arts education.

Presented by Earshot Jazz.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Earshot directly at or by phone at (206) 547-6763

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