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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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  • Rodney Whitaker Sextet

    December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Rodney Whitaker Sextet w/Vocalist Rockelle Fortin

    December 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    December 26
  • Rodney Whitaker – Master Class

    January 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Rodney Whitaker – Guest Conductor

    January 12, 2019
  • Rodney Whitaker Sextet

    January 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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