MATTHEW WHITAKER IS MUSIC.
After learning piano at age 3, Matthew Whitaker began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ at age 9. Four years later, he became the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond in its 80+ year history. He was also named a Yamaha Artist at 15, becoming the youngest musician to join the stellar group of jazz pianists. Since then, he has toured the world, drawing comparisons to Ray Charles and Jimmy McGriff and winning praise for his musical skill, improvisation, and passion for jazz. Now 18, Matthew released his second album “Now Hear This” in August 2019. He joins JusticeAid at our #JusticeAidConcert in support of our work producing fundraising concerts and educational seminars for groups that work to eradicate injustice in our criminal legal system.
THEIR TALENTS AND PASSION INTERTWINE.
Married couple Jean and Marcus Baylor are at last on stage together as The Baylor Project, a highly anticipated collaboration steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz.
Formerly one-half of the platinum recording duo, Jean has also won acclaim for composing, arranging, producing, and band leading.
Marcus is widely recognized as the former member and drummer of the GRAMMY Award-winning jazz quartet, “Yellowjackets.”
The couple’s debut CD â€œThe Journey, garnered 2 GRAMMY Nominations for BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM and BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE, solidifying The Baylor Project as an undeniable force.