Over the past half decade, Kendall Eddy has been developing a reputation as a musician of great versatility and intuition. As an in-demand bassist in the Northeast region of the US, he has gathered a wealth of experience performing in a wide variety of musical settings, from small and large- ensemble jazz, to symphonic and chamber music, to totally improvised music. Kendall brings a unique sensitivity and wide-ranging musical awareness to every situation in which he is involved.
Most notably, Kendall is the bassist in the theatrical/comedic/ improvisational group the Quartet of Happiness. Known across the Northeast (and quickly developing a reputation nationwide) for their off-kilter theatrics mixed thoroughly with accomplished musicianship, the QoH has made it their goal to bring jazz and improvised music to a wider audience. Kendall has found in the group a perfect setting for the development of an all-inclusive musical esthetic. Also, he’s contributed his own original artwork for both their debut album and their upcoming second release.
After a brief stint on piano as a child, Kendall’s musical path gained focus while he was growing up in Arlington, VA. Like many kids his age, he was mesmerized into an interest in music by MTV, beginning on guitar but quickly thereafter switching to electric bass. His first experiences were playing in alternative rock bands, high school marching band and briefly riding the ‘third wave’ ska revival of the time. After a year of college, he decided to learn the upright bass, which he quickly took to and made the focus of his studies. After graduating from James Madison University with a B.M. in Double Bass Performance, he moved to Boston, where he attended the New England Conservatory. He received a M.M. in Jazz Performance (with honors) from NEC in 2004.