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

  • Dr. Phillips Jazz Orchestra/Rodney Whitaker

    November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 2018 Semifinals – Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition

    December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 2018 Finalist – Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz presents International Piano Competition & All-Star Gala Concert

    December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • MSUFCU Guest Artist – Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

    December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

    December 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • MSUFCU Guest Artist Mark Whitfield w/MSU Jazz Orchestra I

    December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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