Jazz singer Johnaye Kendrick is “not just a vocalist,” says the legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath.  “She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.” With her sterling vocals and bright, warm disposition she’s always sure to give an exciting and authentic Jazz performance.  Johnaye Kendrick has performed at Earshot Jazz Festival, the Royal Room, Chicago Symphony Center, International Jazz Festival Bern, Chihuly Gardens, and more. At the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz she worked with many outstanding jazz musicians, including Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Brian Blade. She received a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, and she was nominated for an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award as “Northwest Vocalist of the Year.” Johnaye has also been a featured vocalist with the Ellis Marsalis Quartet as well as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which won a Grammy for their album Book 1 on which Ms. Kendrick is featured.  SUNDAY

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