|Birth name||Kendrick Allen DeWitt Scott|
|Born||July 8, 1980|
Houston, Texas, United States
|Labels||World Culture Music, various|
|Associated acts||Terence Blanchard, Romain Collin, Gretchen Parlato, Walter Smith III|
Kendrick A.D. Scott was born and raised in Houston. The first encounters Kendrick had with the drums were in church, where his parents, Kenneth and Stepheny, and older brother were involved in the music ministry. Scott was later accepted to Houston's famed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) where his high school career culminated in many awards - the most notable being The Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, given by the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and The National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Upon graduation from high school in 1998, Kendrick was awarded a scholarship to attend the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, majoring in Music Education. Since graduating from Berklee in 2002, Scott has performed with a variety of name artists including the Jazz Crusaders, guitarist Pat Metheny, saxophonists Joe Lovano and Kenny Garrett, vocalists Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Gretchen Parlato and trumpeter Terence Blanchard, to name a few. He also was a member of the Berklee-Monterey Quartet, performing at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival in 1999-2000, 2002 and 2007.
Scott’s debut recording with his group Oracle recorded The Source in 2006, including pianists Aaron Parks and Robert Glasper, guitarist Lionel Loueke, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and others. Scott also performed with the Terence Blanchard Quintet on the album A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina) (2007), which was nominated for two Grammy Awards for 2008. Kendrick was a member of the band that accompanied Terence Blanchard to the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 50th anniversary in 2007, and Scott embarked on the 22-state tour, starting in January, 2008 with the 50th Anniversary MJF All-Star Band. It featured the leaders of the past, present and future with Terence Blanchard on trumpet, James Moody on saxophone, Benny Green on piano, Derrick Hodge on bass, and jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon.
|2006||The Source||World Culture Music|
|2010||Reverence||Criss Cross Jazz|
|2013||Conviction||World Culture Music|
|2015||We Are the Drum||Blue Note Records|
|2019||A Wall Becomes a Bridge||Blue Note Records/Decca Records|
|2004||David Doruzka||Hidden Paths||Cube-Metier|
|2005||Terence Blanchard||Flow||Blue Note|
|2006||Patrick Cornelius||Lucid Dream||Acoustic Recording|
|2006||Danny Grissett||Promise||Criss Cross|
|2007||Terence Blanchard||A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina)||Blue Note|
|2008||Mike Moreno||Third Wish||Criss Cross|
|2008||Lage Lund||Early Songs||Criss Cross|
|2009||Myron Walden||Momentum||Demi Sound|
|2009||Gretchen Parlato||In a Dream||ObliqSound|
|2010||Will Vinson||Stockholm Syndrome||Criss Cross|
|2010||Myron Walden||To Feel||Demi Sound|
|2010||Myron Walden||What We Share||Demi Sound|
|2010||Chihiro Yamanaka||Forever Begins||Verve|
|2011||Mike Moreno||First in Mind||Criss Cross|
|2011||Gretchen Parlato||The Lost and Found||ObliqSound|
|2012||Romain Collin||The Calling||Palmetto|
|2015||Romain Collin||Press Enter||ACT|
|2015||Walter Smith III||Still Casual||Self Produced|
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- "51st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival". 14 December 2007. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
- "Charles Lloyd - Jazz Saxophonist and Composer". Charleslloyd.com. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
- "The Charles Lloyd Quartet - Vicar St". Vicarstreet.com. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
- "Kendrick Scott - Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 April 2019.