Rodney Kendrick
American musician
Rodney Kendrick
Rodney Kendrick is an American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and producer. He has been described as a "hard swinging player and composer with a delightful Monkish wit and drive."
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Unity concert to honor Gary's firefighters - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Her husband is jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick. "Most of my main musical influences have come from him and other jazz musicians," she said. Ross said she has also been greatly influenced by her mother's love of music and respect for the craft
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Kyle Kendrick has to go: Local fan perspective - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - almost 6 years
After five seasons, and the witnessing of what superb pitching looks like in Philly, the locals are pretty much officially finished with Kyle Rodney Kendrick. "We have to hit better and play the game better," manager Charlie Manuel said after the 7-1
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 6 years
Jazz Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/music. Fabian Almazan Trio (Friday) Fabian Almazan is the latest pianistic prodigy in the Terence Blanchard Band, a Cuban-born dazzler with a melodic instinct to match his technique. He steps out with a trio here, featuring musicians who might otherwise be heard in another progressive
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The Listings
NYTimes - almost 7 years
JAZZ Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/music. This restaurant is rated 1 star. ERNESTINE ANDERSON WITH HOUSTON PERSON (Friday through Sunday) Ms. Anderson, a soulful and experienced singer, is at her best weighing the ups and downs of love. She should have no problem covering that terrain with help from a frequent foil, the tenor
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MUSIC REVIEW | MONK AT 90; Jangly Runs and Other Unmistakably Monkish Moves
NYTimes - over 9 years
Wrapping up his solo performance at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden on Wednesday night, the pianist Randy Weston tossed off a scrap of ''Happy Birthday to You.'' That gesture, which followed a free-associative medley of Thelonious Monk compositions, came at a good time: about three hours into a nearly five-hour concert in honor of Monk's
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Jazz Listings
NYTimes - over 9 years
JAZZ Full reviews of recent jazz concerts: nytimes.com/music. MARTIAL SOLAL Martial Solal, who celebrated his 80th birthday six weeks ago, has few peers among jazz pianists. Strictly speaking, probably none. He's a probing modernist with a mercurial touch, but of course there are plenty of those. And he's a virtuoso technician often cited as the
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THE LISTINGS | OCT. 13 - OCT. 19
NYTimes - over 10 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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The Listings: July 28 - August 3; CARAMOOR JAZZ FESTIVAL
NYTimes - over 10 years
Given the steady profusion of jazz in Manhattan and Brooklyn clubs, it may seem strange that anyone would travel an hour out of the way for an afternoon or evening's entertainment. But New York City suffers from a chronic deficiency of jazz in the outdoors, despite the welcome ministrations of the City Parks Foundation. And the Caramoor Jazz
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Corrections
NYTimes - about 13 years
A jazz review in Weekend yesterday about the pianists Randy Weston and Rodney Kendrick, who played at Merkin Hall on Monday, misstated the duration of the ''Monday Nites: No Minimum'' series. It continues through June, not through next month.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rodney Kendrick
    FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 48
    On August 7, 2009, their son Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick was born.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 33
    In 1994, Kendrick signed a contract with Verve Records, who issued his debut, The Secrets of Rodney Kendrick, and a year later the follow-up, Dance World Dance (1995), recording showcases Kendrick's arranging skills as well as his compositions.
    More Details Hide Details Both these albums features a range of musicians, from the smooth soul jazz saxophonist Houston Person to post-bop cornetist Graham Haynes, and alto-saxophonist Arthur Blythe, and South African tenorist Bheki Mseleku among its guests. His next album We Don't Die, We Multiply (1997), composed primarily of Kendrick's compositions. One composition, "Led Astray", is by his wife Rhonda. On several tracks, Dewey Redman played saxophone. Rodney has produced several albums, including a solo piece titled Thank You (2002), a duo-piano piece with his mentor Randy Weston, an album with his wife titled Rhonda Ross Live: Featuring Rodney Kendrick (2002), as well as a project with his father, Jimmy Kay, entitled Black is Back (2006). Kendrick has been married to Rhonda Ross Kendrick since September 13, 1996.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 20
    At twenty-one, Kendrick began a primary focus on jazz, moving to New York in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details He played keyboards for artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Terence Blanchard, Stanley Turrentine, Clark Terry, J. J. Johnson, and others. He studied with pianist Barry Harris, who remained his teacher and mentor for over 20 years. Kendrick cites Randy Weston and Sun Ra as influences. In the early 1990s he served as Abbey Lincoln’s musical leader for seven years.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on April 30, 1960.
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