Art Moves: Kendrik McKinney at St. Anthony Hospital
Kendrik McKinney will be at St. Anthony Hospital Wednesday, December 13th from 12-1 PM!
Artist Bio: Kendrik McKinney is an Oklahoma City based keyboard player, pianist, arranger, and bandleader. Kendrik started playing piano at a young age, and was around 5 years old when he began classical training. Coming from a family of musicians, he always knew that music would be his profession and his passion. Both his mother and father were jazz musicians, who were music educators throughout his childhood. Growing up, Kendrik developed a deep love for all kinds of music. This education by his father lead him to be influenced by artists such as Prince, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, George Clinton and Parliament, Bill Evans, Hank Williams Jr., Erykah Badu, and Miles Davis. Kendrik has traveled all of the United States recording and performing music with various artists, bands, and jazz bands. He has toured with original soul band Matt Stansberry and the Romance, as well as Nashville artist Bryce Merritt. Kendrik is a work-horse side man, playing keyboards for many different original artists and projects at least 6 nights a week. He has recorded on hundreds of records, in studios all over the southern United States. He is very fluent with the Hammond B3 Organ, and is often called by artists for this reason. He was also featured on a PBS Sun Session documentary, which aired on live national television. Kendrik has performed with greats such as John Daversa, Terrance Blanchard, Gary Busey, Shawn Stockman, RC Williams, and many more. He was also featured in the 2018 Monterey Jazz Festival, and served as the Music Director and Bandleader for OK Sessions Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tribute. He currently lives in his hometown of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where you can find him playing with over a dozen different artist and projects. He plans to move to Miami to pursue a Masters Degree in Jazz Arranging at The University of Miami. In his free time, Kendrik likes to travel and play golf. He is married and has two daughters, who all keep him in line at home.