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

  • Outrospection: The Music of Gregg Hill CD Cover

    Outrospection

    Origin Records
    2021

  • Cranbrook Christmas Jazz CD Cover

    Cranbrook Christmas Jazz

    Origin Records
    2021

  • Get Ready CD Cover

    All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington

    Origin Records
    2019

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Schedule

  • THE JAZZ CRUISE – ALL STARS

    January 17 - January 24
  • The Jazz Cruise

    January 17 - January 24
  • JAZZ FACULTY RECITAL

    February 18 @ 6:30 pm
  • JAZZ FACULTY RECITAL

    February 18 @ 8:00 pm
  • BLUE MONDAY W/STEFON HARRIS

    February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • MSUFCU GUEST ARTIST – STEFON HARRIS

    February 25 @ 6:30 pm
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