Born: May 1, 1957
I crawled out from under a rock on April 1st 1957 in Greenville NC also known as snakeville. I grew up in 2 cigarettes (Winston-Salem) and live there now. I hung around playing bass in downtown Manhattan in the late 70's with cheap rent and lots of fun.
One of my favorite gigs was with Amiri Baraka and Craig Harris here in 2 cigs. Now I like to play quarter notes 4 to the bar. I love to do that over some chord changes. What could be better?
Composer/Double Bassist Matt Kendrick is a North Carolina native, born April 1st 1957 in Greenville, N.C. His family moved to Winston-Salem, N.C...
Willing to teach:
I teach Electric Bass and Jazz Improvisation at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem N.C. I also work with local high schools helping them with improv and rhythm section groove.
I work with students on improvisation techniques. I explain chord scale relationships and have them play. I have students play as much as possible with the information I give them at that moment. I also cover solo ideas, analyzing tunes and styles. I realize that improvisation is personal and different for everyone.