Biography

Rodney playing instrument

Rodney T. Whitaker, internationally renowned Mack Avenue recording artist, jazz bassist, professor of jazz double bass, director of Jazz Studies and artistic director for the Professors of Jazz at Michigan State University where he has built one of the most distinguished jazz degree programs and performing faculty in the United States. Whitaker, with one of the most undeniably distinctive bear- sized bass tones, is considered to be one of the leading bass performers and teachers of the jazz double bass in the United States. Whitaker received his first national recognition performing with the Harrison/Blanchard Quintet... More >

Discography

  • When We Find Ourselves Alone CD Cover

    When We Find Ourselves Alone

    With Soul-R Energy
    Mack Avenue Records
    2014

  • Work to Do CD Cover

    Work to Do

    w/Carl Allen
    Mack Avenue Records
    2008

  • Get Ready CD Cover

    Get Ready

    w/Carl Allen
    Mack Avenue Records
    2007

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Schedule

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015

    Rodney Whitaker & Soul-R Energy
    East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival
    MAIN STAGE – Ann Street Plaza (Corner of Ann & M.A.C.)
    East Lansing, MI 48823 USA
    One Show: 3:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday-Sunday, May 20-23, 2015

    Diego Rivera Quartet
    Dirty Dog Jazz Café
    97 Kercheval
    Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
    Show Times: Wednesday/Thursday 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
    Friday/Saturday 6:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015

    Chicago Jazz Orchestra
    Mingus & Maynard w/Rodney Whitaker & Walter White
    Feinberg Theatre – Venue SIX10
    610 S Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605 USA
    Show Time: 7:30 p.m.