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

  • Michigan State University – Big Band Symposium

    June 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Michigan State University – Big Band Symposium

    June 23 @ 9:00 am
  • Michigan State University – Big Band Symposium

    June 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Jazz Intensive Big Band Camp

    July 10
  • Jazz Intensive Big Band Camp

    July 11
  • Jazz Intensive Big Band Camp

    July 12
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