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Rodney Whitaker

Presented by Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, Winter Park FL

May 27 2022
Rodney Whitaker

Rodney Whitaker

Internationally renowned bassist and Origin Records recording artist, Rodney Whitaker and his band will present an evening of jazz favorites.

Rodney T. Whitaker, innovative jazz bassist extraordinaire, internationally renowned Mack Avenue recording artist, Michigan State University distinguished professor of jazz double bass, director of jazz studies, member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, consultant for Jazz @ Lincoln Center, artistic director for the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra/Orlando, FL, Gathering Orchestra/Detroit, MI and the MSU Professors of Jazz at Michigan State University, where he has built one of the most distinguished jazz degree programs and performing faculty in the United States of America.

Whitaker, with one of the most undeniably distinctive bear-sized bass tones, is one of the leading bass performers and teachers of the jazz double bass in the United States. He received his first national recognition performing with the Harrison/Blanchard Quintet. Expatiating on his Detroit roots and enormous talent, Rodney proceeded to earn an international reputation as one of the world’s finest jazz double bass performers. From his acclaim as a bassist with the Roy Hargrove Quintet, Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra bringing forth new energy, mentorship and new audiences to the jazz art form, he has cultivated and developed his talents and his perspectives as a musician, composer, bandleader and educator –– a 21st Century essential of artistic and educational excellence.

Ticket proceeds to benefit the Central Florida Jazz Society.


Tickets are $25.00 - $35.00 and can be purchased online or at the door if the event is not sold out.

Lobby doors open at 7:00 p.m. Theater doors open at 7:15 p.m. (or when the performers have completed their setup, sound check and rehearsal).

Contact: 407.636.9951


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Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts

1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

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Free parking is available in our lot, the grassy lot across the street or in the paved lot directly to the West of us.


    • Wheelchair Access

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