Named “Rising Star – Drums” by Downbeat magazine and a “Drummer Whose Time is Now” by the New York Times, Kendrick Scott is a premier drummer and composer of his generation. Born in Houston, Texas, Scott garnered his music education from Houston’s renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a performer, Scott has toured worldwide and recorded with a wide array of artists including Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Marcus Miller, Charles Lloyd, Wayne Shorter, Philip Bailey, Angelique Kidjo, The Crusaders, Joshua Redman, Robert Glasper, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Gretchen Parlato, Blue Note All Stars and the SFJAZZ Collective.

As a composer, Kendrick’s pieces have been included on Grammy winning records and he won a 2017 Chamber Music of America New Works Grant, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. NPR calls his works, “Sprawling, cinematic compositions.” Releasing six albums as a bandleader, including four with his band Oracle, The Source (2007), Reverence (2011), Conviction (2013), We Are The Drum (2015), A Wall Becomes A Bridge (2019), Scott lives in New York where he is on faculty at the Manhattan School Of Music.

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Kendrick Scott, HSPVA Class of `98, will be inducted by DocFest into the HSPVA Jazz Hall of Fame at this year’s concert
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