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Matthew Whitaker

Rank #63 US Hackensack, NJ Jazz / R&B / Blues


Label: Unsigned, Vision Ventures

Manager: Marion Caffey

Bio: Matthew Whitaker, a resident of Hackensack NJ, is truly a gifted musician. His desire to play music began at 3 years old when his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At 9 years old Matthew began to teach himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ and at age 13 he became the youngest ar... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: A little bit of Bach from LH class. http://t.co/JWGdu90dj8


"The real draw, though, was the music....Despite his young age, Mr. Whitaker was one of the more sought-after guests; older musicians came up to him to praise his performance and to introduce themselves." - Jazz Foundation of America Loft Party
— Carson Griffith, The Wall Street Journal
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    Amateur Night Holiday Special - A heart-warming showcase of Apollo Amateur Night Stars of Tomorrow winners, an incredibly talented array of 5-18 year-old winning performers.

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  • magicsong (Artist) magicsong
    I'm listening now to 'Novelette' I found the opening especially Monk-ish and intriguing! Ah it gets Monkish again! This is thrilling piano!
  • magicsong (Artist) magicsong
    'Song for Allie' is simply incredible! I've tweeted it and FB'd it! You are great!
  • Sick Bird (Artist) Sick Bird
    Great music u have here!! Check me out when u have time: http://sickbirdmusic.com
  • Russel P. Brown (Artist) Russel P. Brown
    I like your Keyboard work, you a great touch. Russ
  • Otto Zone (Artist) Otto Zone
    Passing through showing some love & checking out your work....very cool stuff !!! Best wishes for an awesome music year!!! ........................................oz
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Q: Matthew, are you related to the extraordinary jazz and R&B pianist Harry Whitaker. He was a fixture on Houston St. for many years, generously having singers sit in with him, and playing exquiisitely.
A: I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you. I will check from now on to see if I have questions I should be answering. But to answer your question, I am not related to Harry Whitaker. At least not that I know of. :-)

Asked by magicsong. Answered on Tue Sep 02 2014


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