“Kendall Kay is a drummist, who, if the rest of us can swing, gives us the permit. He is solid and tasteful, with a great sense of time. He is a very quiet person and the perfect gentleman. Buddy Rich, who was a close friend of mine, would have admired his sense of calm……and, of course, his playing.” – Jack Jones
Born in Durban, South Africa, KENDALL KAY moved to the United States in 1983 to study Jazz at North Texas State University. He moved to L.A. in 1987 and has become a U.S. citizen in recent years. One of the most versatile drummers around, Kendall is much in demand and has recorded or performed with artists like Poncho Sanchez, Cecilia Coleman, Steve Huffstetter, Bob Sheppard, Kenny Burrell, Phil Upchurch, Allan Broadbent, Kyle Eastwood, Mundell Lowe and Rickie Lee Jones. Kendall is also a member of the Ron Eschete Trio.
Kendall is currently endorsing D.W. Drums, Remo Drum Heads, Vic Firth Sticks and Paiste Cymbals.