Video: Matthew Whitaker – NJ Star Ledger Profile

At the Jazz Foundation of America’s “A Great Night in Harlem” benefit concert at the Apollo last week – a show that played host to stars like Elvis Costello, Macy Gray, Quincy Jones, Morgan Freeman as well as Jazz ringers like Steven Bernstein and Nicolas Payton – 13-year-old Matthew Whitaker stole the show. Born three months early, weighing under 2 lbs. and without sight, Matthew Whitaker is quickly becoming one of the promising young talents in jazz. Here’s a great profile from the NJ Star-Ledger.

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8 thoughts on “Video: Matthew Whitaker – NJ Star Ledger Profile

  1. Matt Reply

    Video says he’s 9…incredible

  2. RD Reply

    Yeah, I think that’s an older video. I’m pretty sure they said he was 13 at the show.

  3. marshmeli Reply

    Very impressive stuff… Jersey represent!

  4. Moses Whitaker Reply

    Thank you for your kind words. Matt had fun and it was an honor just have him in the presence of so many great musicians. Matt is only 12 years old. April 3, 2001 but has been blessed with a gift that he loves to share with anyone who will listen. His website has more information about him and what he has accomplished in such a short time. To God be the glory!

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