8 Jul 2023, Sat, 5.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio
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Unlock your musical potential! Join our exclusive workshop led by a renowned drumming master, Kendrick Scott. Discover the art of seamlessly merging your musical instrument of choice with your musical sense, unleashing boundless possibilities. Expand your horizons today.
Kendrick Scott's passion for percussion was ignited at a young age. Growing up in a family of musicians, he was drawn to the mesmerising beat of the drums. As a student at Houston's prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), he honed his skills alongside musical prodigies like Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, and even pop sensation Beyoncé.
Scott's exceptional talent quickly gained recognition, earning him numerous accolades, including multiple DownBeat Magazine student awards and the esteemed Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Award from the International Association of Jazz Educators. With a scholarship in hand, he embarked on a transformative journey at the revered Berklee College of Music, where he majored in music education.
Scott's unrivalled artistry has graced stages across the globe. From touring with jazz legends like Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, and The Crusaders to collaborating with renowned artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kurt Elling, and Terence Blanchard, his name has become synonymous with excellence. He has had his signature rhythms on various Blue Note albums and his latest masterpiece Corridors (2023), showcases his genius in a more intimate setting.
Don't miss this opportunity to witness Scott's sheer brilliance first-hand! Expand your rhythmic vocabulary, gain invaluable insights, and ignite your passion for drumming at this workshop.
Kendrick Scott was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in a family of musicians. By age eight, he had taken up the drums and he later attended Houston’s renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), a school which has produced an impressive array of musical talent including Scott’s label mates Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, as well pop star Beyoncé and many others. While still attending HSPVA, Scott won several DownBeat Magazine student awards, as well as the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Award from the International Association of Jazz Educators. He was later awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where he majored in music education.
Scott has toured with Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, The Crusaders, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kurt Elling, and Terence Blanchard, also appearing on several of the trumpeter’s Blue Note albums including Flow (2005), A Tale Of God’s Will (2007), and Magnetic (2013). Scott’s first two releases on Blue Note as a leader presented his band Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are The Drum (2015) and A Wall Becomes A Bridge (2019). Scott was also a member of the Blue Note All-Stars, a supergroup formed for the label’s 75th Anniversary featuring Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Lionel Loueke and Marcus Strickland who released the album Our Point Of View in 2017. Scott’s 2023 Blue Note album Corridors finds him paring down to a trio with saxophonist Walter Smith III and bassist Reuben Rogers.
8 Jul 2023, Sat
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