Rodney Whitaker/Gathering Orchestra
Ford Theatre for Performing Arts
Jazz @ Lincoln Center – Jazz for Young Peoples Shows
Detroit Public Schools
Gathering Orchestra/Rodney Whitaker
Ford Theatre for Performing Arts Alliyah Recital Hall
Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra/Rodney Whitaker
Fred Johnson, Vocalist
2018 Semifinals – Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition
All-star panel of judges that includes jazz pianists: Monty Alexander, Joanne Brackeen, Cyrus Chestnut, Herbie Hancock, Jason Moran, Danilo Pérez and Renee Rosnes. Each semifinalist will perform for 15 minutes, accompanied by Rodney Whitaker on bass and Carl Allen on drums.
2018 Finalist – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz presents International Piano Competition & All-Star Gala Concert
The 2018 Competition Finals will conclude with an all-star tribute to music icon and longtime Institute supporter Aretha Franklin, as well as the presentation of the Institute’s Maria Fisher Founder’s Award to legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater.