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

  • Monday, February 29, 2016

    MSUFCU Blue Monday –w/Tim Warfield & The MSU Professors of Jazz
    3777 West Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823 USA

  • Friday, February 26, 2016

    Michigan State University Professors of Jazz
    Cook Recital Hall
    333 West Circle Drive
    East Lansing MI, 48824 USA
    Show Times: 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    MSUFCU Blue Monday –w/Kenny Barron & The MSU Professors of Jazz
    3777 West Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823 USA