october, 2021

23oct7:00 pmLIVE: SHUCT Jazz Series presents: Matthew Whitaker7:00 pm


Event Details

”Hailed as an ”exceptional pianist” with ”plenty of buzz already behind him” (Downbeat Magazine), 19-year-old phenom Matthew Whitaker is taking the jazz world by storm with his adventurous covers and distinctive original compositions. Having started piano at 3 and organ at 9, Whitaker was named a Yamaha Artist at 15, joining the stellar ranks of pianists Chick Corea, Paul McCartney and Frederic Chiu. He’s already toured both here in the US and abroad, performing before The Youth Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in NYC and on other world renowned stages, including: Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center; SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco; the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival and at international venues in France, Italy, Germany, Indonesia, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Portugal, Japan, Spain, Morocco and South Korea. Whitaker was the 1st place winner at The Apollo for Fox TV’s revival of Showtime at the Apollo in 2016; he has been on national and international, radio and television, which includes the Today Show documentary series ”Boys Changing the World,” the Harry Connick Jr Show, an appearance on the syndicated TV talk show Ellen and a segment on 60 Minutes.



(Saturday) 7:00 pm


SHU Community Theatre