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 >


  • When We Find Ourselves Alone CD Cover

    When We Find Ourselves Alone

    With Soul-R Energy
    Mack Avenue Records

  • Work to Do CD Cover

    Work to Do

    w/Carl Allen
    Mack Avenue Records

  • Get Ready CD Cover

    Get Ready

    w/Carl Allen
    Mack Avenue Records

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  • Thursday-Saturday, June 9-11, 2016

    Brevard Music Camp
    349 Andante Lane
    Brevard, NC 28712

  • Monday-Saturday, May 16-21, 2016

    Rodney Whitaker Quartet w/ vocalist Rockelle Fortin
    Jazz @ Lincoln Center–Jazz for Young People Shows
    Detroit Public Schools

  • Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1, 2016

    Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart
    2219 Monroe Street
    Madison, WI 53711