Blind since birth, 20-year-old Matthew Whitaker is a rising star of jazz piano. He has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater with artists including Christian McBride, Regina Carter, Jason Moran, Jon Batiste and the New York Pops Orchestra.
“His approach to jazz is that of a distinctive soul. He has that necessary dynamic touch and a penchant for dissonance, but most of all, his imagination seems to know no bounds. He's immersed in the energy and spirit of the music he loves and lives to play.” – The Miami Times
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