RODNEY WHITAKER

Hard Bop / Post Bop / Vocal Jazz / Swing • United States
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Born in Detroit, Whitaker attended Wayne State University, and studied with Robert Gladstone, principal bass with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. He achieved recognition performing with Terence Blanchard's Quintet and then with Roy Hargrove. His own first album Children of the Light was released in 1996 His score for the film China, directed by Jeff Wray, was released on PBS in 2002. In 2006, Whitaker was nominated for the Juno Award Traditional Jazz Album of the Year for Let Me Tell You About My Day, his album in collaboration with Phil Dwyer and Alan Jones. He has also been working with the pianist Junko Onishi. Whitaker is professor of double bass and director of jazz studies at Michigan State University's College of Music. He has presented master classes at such institutions as Duke University, Howard University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, the New School (NY), Lincoln Center, read more...
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RODNEY WHITAKER Children Of The Light album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Children Of The Light
Hard Bop 1996
RODNEY WHITAKER Hidden Kingdom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hidden Kingdom
Hard Bop 1997
RODNEY WHITAKER Ballads & Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads & Blues
Hard Bop 1999
RODNEY WHITAKER Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Hard Bop 2000
RODNEY WHITAKER Winter Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winter Moon
Hard Bop 2004
RODNEY WHITAKER When We Find Ourselves Alone album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
When We Find Ourselves Alone
Hard Bop 2014
RODNEY WHITAKER Common Ground : The Music of Gregg Hill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Common Ground : The Music of Gregg Hill
Post Bop 2019
RODNEY WHITAKER All Too Soon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Too Soon
Swing 2019
RODNEY WHITAKER Rodney Whitaker With The Christ Church Cranbrook Choir : Cranbrook Christmas Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rodney Whitaker With The Christ Church Cranbrook Choir : Cranbrook Christmas Jazz
Vocal Jazz 2021
RODNEY WHITAKER Outrospection : Music Of Gregg Hill album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Outrospection : Music Of Gregg Hill
Post Bop 2021

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