Date(s) - Saturday, February 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ali Cultural Arts
The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is proud to present one of the most acclaimed new jazz performers in the world, Matthew Whitaker. The blind teen prodigy has been hailed by critics for his virtuoso style on the piano and the Hammond B3 organ. Whitaker was recently profiled on the Today Show and has been seen on a variety of TV programs including Ellen, CBS Sunday Morning and Good Morning Japan. Last year, he debuted his critically acclaimed first CD, Outta the Box, featuring a mix of original compositions and his take on the classics.
Whitaker has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, SF Jazz Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Jazz Club and international venues in France, Italy, Morocco and Japan.
Whitaker was a winning participant in the “Amateur Night at the Apollo Child Stars of Tomorrow” and opened for Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo’s Hall of Fame. He has also performed with Roy Ayers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rhoda Scott, Ray Chew, Christian McBride, James Carter, Jon Batiste, Cory Henry, Arturo O’Farrill, D.D. Jackson, Wayne Brady; Jazz Mafia Symphony and ‘The New York Pops’ Orchestra and many more.
Tickets and additional information available HERE.