David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Matt Kendrick

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Adjunct Instructor of Double Bass & Electric Bass Guitar

MATT KENDRICK is an award winning bassist, composer and recording artist from Winston-Salem. He studied European classical bass at the North Carolina School of the Arts and Jazz Improvisation with Jerry Coker at UT Knoxville. In addition to teaching double bass and electric bass guitar at HPU he teaches Jazz Improvisation and bass as an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University. Matt Kendrick has appeared on Bass with: The Marian McPartland Trio, Ernie Watts, Gene Bertoncini, Archie Shepp, Jaki Byard, Amiri Baraka(aka Leroi Jones), Craig Harris, Dick Hyman and JoAnne Brackeen. He also won the North Carolina Jazz Composers Fellowship Twice. He has four cd’s on his own Suitcase Music label and one on the Ichiban label which charted in the Gavin top 50 for national airplay. He has played in the Bass Sections of The Knoxville Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Western Piedmont Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, The Tri-Cities Symphony and others


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