Matthew Whitaker Quintet
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|Start time:||7:30 PM|
|End time:||9:30 PM|
|Type:||Music & Concerts|
Born in 2001, Matthew Whitaker began playing music at age 3, after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At 9, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. By the time he was 15, he was the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond in its 80+ year history and the youngest to be named a Yamaha Artist, taking his place among stellar jazz pianists.
“He’s extraordinary,” American Idol music director and recording producer Ray Chew says of Matthew. “And you don’t want to put an asterisk next to it. He’s not extraordinary because he’s blind. He’s extraordinary because he’s extraordinary” (USA Today). “His approach to jazz is that of a distinctive soul…"
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