Kendrick Scott “Oracle” – December 27 & 28, 2010
@ Ovations (Houston, Texas)
Kendrick Scott w/Terence Blanchard – January 4-9
@ The Jazz Standard, NYC, 7:30 & 9:30 PM, plus an 11:30 PM set on Fri & Sat
Kendrick Scott “Oracle” – January 8, 2011 (3AM show on the 9th)
@ Sullivan Hall as part of 2011 Winter JazzFest
Jason Moran Presents 713 → 212 – Houstonians in NYC
@ The 92nd Street Y (NYC) – January 14 & 15
Kendrick Scott “Oracle” – February 21, 2011
@ The Blue Note, NYC, 8 & 10:30 PM
Drummer/composer Kendrick Scott, founder of the artist collective label, World Culture Music, leads his KADS relaxinband “Oracle” in a series of shows, and makes several high-profile sideman appearances, in preparation for leading “Oracle” into the studio to record his third CD as a leader in late February 2011, immediately following the band’s engagement at The Blue Note (February 21). The new CD will be the much-anticipated follow up recording to the hugely successful release, The Source (on World Culture Music).
In addition to leading “Oracle”, Scott has recently been on the road with Herbie Hancock, Gretchen Parlato, and Terence Blanchard.
“Kendrick is not just a timekeeper he is a musician with big ears and a great imagination” – Herbie Hancock
“Kendrick Scott is a jazz drummer conversant in an ultramodern sense of propulsion.”– Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“one of the rhythmic ascendants in jazz” – Josh Jackson, NPR
“a true artist of the highest order.” — Terence Blanchard
More on drummer/composer/WCM Founder Kendrick Scott: In the words of Terence Blanchard, “Kendrick is a true artist of the highest order. He is not bound by the conventional wisdom of the music world. I’ve noticed that he never says why, but rather why not. He is exactly what the music world needs: someone with the vision and courage to press forward and expand the world of music. I am blessed to have him around and look forward to seeing what he does every time we play.”
Drummer Kendrick Scott is one of jazz’s young masters of the instrument. He was born in Houston and attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, winning Downbeat Magazine student awards, IAJE’s Clifford Brown / Stan Getz award and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Kendrick was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music where he majored in Music Education. As a performer, Kendrick joined The Crusaders and The Terence Blanchard Group; he has also shared the stage with Dianne Reeves, John Patitucci, Stefon Harris, Kenny Garrett, Pat Metheny, Nicholas Payton, Gary Burton, Mark Turner, Joe Lovano, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, David Sanborn, Roy Hargrove and many more, including playing on numerous film soundtracks by Spike Lee. Kendrick recently released “The Source”, his debut record and first World Culture Music release, to rave reviews. With this debut, he secures his position as part of an elite group of young New York-based improvisers and composers impacting jazz around the world.
World Culture Music: World Culture Music is an artist collective record label and multi-faceted music company that was created by Kendrick Scott to form an alliance of like-minded musicians who are making a significant impact on both today’s jazz scene and on music in general.
WCM’s mission is to blur the labels in music, cross the cultural divides, bypass the corporate structure and provide the next generation of talent an outlet to fulfill their creative visions.
As an alternative approach to the traditional record label, World Culture Music’s objective is to bring the artist closer to the listener with no filters in creativity and honesty. WCM provides young creative musicians an opportunity to maintain all artistic control over their music and enables the musician to decide how it will be presented to the world. Unified under WCM, its artists can connect with their audience on a broad scale.
WCM presents artists of the highest caliber who are some of today’s most in-demand musicians. Drummer Kendrick Scott, vocalist/composer Julie Hardy, trombonist Nick Vayenas, and guitarist Mike Moreno have established themselves as some of the leading musical figures of their generation. They have played on over 35 recordings combined and performed with some of today’s top jazz artists, including Joshua Redman, Terence Blanchard, John Scofield, Nicholas Payton, Greg Osby, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Dianne Reeves, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Michael Buble, Kenny Garrett, and Ravi Coltrane.
World Culture Music Recordings:
Kendrick Scott “Oracle” – The Source
Mike Moreno – Between The Lines
Julie Hardy – The Wish
Nick Vayenas – Synesthesia