Born: May 18 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Anna Elizabeth Kendrick is a modern day old-fashioned jazz songbird and composer. She revisits the spirit of the earlier decades of the last century in her song-writing and singing style, particularly embracing the 30's, 40's and 50's. She accompanies her own originals with lovable standards and lesser known standards that you will come to love. Her arsenal of songs range from sophisticated to bluesy to cabaret-esque. Anna has a penchant for honest, clever lyrics and catchy, melodic music, whether it is her own writing or someone else's. She takes inspiration from the likes of Cole Porter, Peggy Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Harold Arlen, and Julie London, to name a few.
Anna Elizabeth Kendrick started singing and taking voice lessons as a child and after. She began writing jazz music in her early teens, and chose to live out her dream when she moved to New York and started performing her own music and jazz standards in many various venues, such as Swing 46, Tagine Dining Gallery, The Slipper Room, Don't Tell Mama, Tomi Jazz, and many more!
Anna has studied in New York with the highly reputable vocal instructor Katie Agresta. Ms. Agresta's most notable students are Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper.
Ms. Kendrick is currently singing in solo jazz/pop shows with the Jeevan D'Souza Trio and has sung as a guest singer with Evan Palazzo's The Hot Sardines and Ian Kane's Boogie Stride Trio. She also makes guest appearances with the Virginia Marcs Band, and Virginia Ginya makes appearances in Anna's shows with the Jeevan D'Souza Trio. Anna is open to collaborating with new musicians and performing in more venues, too.