R&B/jazz artist Matthew Whitaker and his Quintet bring soulful stylings with a robust band and Hammond B3 organ to Groton Hill Music Center on Feb. 11. Blind since birth and hailed as a prodigy, he opened for Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame in 2011, performs at world-renowned venues, and has appeared on multiple national television programs.
“Whitaker doesn’t just play music, he plays with it. Twisting melodies, crafting complex harmonies and improvising at lightning speed,” notes 60 Minutes, CBS News
Whitaker has performed on world-renowned stages, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC; SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 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.