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

  • 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

  • Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow CD Cover

    Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

    Sirrocco Jazz
    1999

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Schedule

  • July 13-19, 2014

    Jazz Camp
    Snow College
    150 College Avenue E.
    Ephraim, UT 84627

  • August 31, 2014

    Detroit International Jazz Festival
    Rodney Whitaker & Soul-R Energy
    1 Hart Plaza
    Detroit, MI 48226

  • August 30, 2014 (2 Performances)

    Detroit International Jazz Festival
    Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra
    Mack Avenue Super Band
    1 Hart Plaza
    Detroit, MI 48226