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Kanoa Mendenhall

Bassist, Composer & Educator | Apprenticeship: Kenny Barron | Creative Mentorship: Genevieve Artadi

Kanoa Mendenhall

Bassist, Composer & Educator | Apprenticeship: Kenny Barron | Creative Mentorship: Genevieve Artadi

Kanoa Mendenhall is a bassist and composer living in New York City. Born in Japan and raised in California by musician parents, she was fortunate to grow up in a community of musicians. From a young age, she learned from and performed with San Francisco jazz luminaries such as Bruce Forman and Vince Lateano. Kanoa moved to NYC in 2015 to study at Columbia University and the Juilliard School, and she graduated from Columbia in 2019 with a degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She has recorded and toured internationally with artists such as Joel Ross, María Grand, and Dayna Stephens, and has performed in groups led by Aaron Parks, Johnathan Blake, Micah Thomas, Kalia Vandever, Spellling, and more.

 

Photo by June Yun

NewMusicUSA Grantee Event

Composers Concordance Presents Charles Neidich – Clarinet

May 25, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Kostabi World 225 West 22nd St, NYC

NewMusicUSA Grantee Event

Sarah Weaver Ensemble: Transmission Series: Solos and Chamber Works

May 25, 2024 | 2:00 pm

Online

NewMusicUSA Grantee Event

Before It All Goes Dark

May 25, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Studebaker Theater, 410 S Michigan Ave.

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