Sunday - October 10, 2021

4:00 PM

Rising Stars Series | Matthew Whitaker Quartet

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The Wattles Family in memory of Helen Fischer Wattles

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Matthew Whitaker, piano and organ
Marcos Robinson, guitar
Isaiah Johnson, drums
Karim Hutton, electric bass

Matthew Whitaker is a 21-year-old keyboardist from Hackensack, New Jersey who has defied the odds from the outset. He was born in 2001 premature by three months and blind, fighting his way to health through his earliest years. By age three, he exhibited an unusual musical acuity—picking out nursery rhymes on a toy piano—and by five, blessed with perfect pitch, he began piano lessons at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School in New York City where he learned to play and read Braille music as well.

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Genre

Jazz

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Covered Ramp

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Duration

80 Minutes

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Livestream Available

90 Days

Program will be announced from the stage.

– Played Without Intermission –

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