Matthew Whitaker

Saturday, May 08
Show | 7:30pm
Saturday, May 8, 2021
7:30 PM
Tickets: $60 | $45
Genres: instrumental, jazz
Sponsored by: Sachs Media, Ron Sachs & Gay Webster-Sachs
https://openingnights.fsu.edu/events/matthew-whitaker/

Matthew Whitaker

Born in 2001 in Hackensack, New Jersey, Matthew Whitaker grew up surrounded by
music. His love for playing music first began at the young age of three, after his grandfather
gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. Matthew has had years of music instruction, currently
studying classical piano and drums at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School
in New York City. It is the only community music school for the blind and visually
impaired in the United States. He is currently enrolled in the BA Jazz Studies program at
Juilliard in New York City. He’s extensively toured the United States and abroad,
performing before The Youth Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York
City, and on other world-renowned stages, including Lincoln Center for the Performing
Arts; the Apollo Theater; Carnegie Hall; Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City; SFJAZZ
Center in San Francisco; and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in
Washington, DC. Most recently, Matthew’s unique story was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes.