NEW YORK CITY WRAP-UP
More than 300 people came out to support JusticeAid in New York City and Washington, DC, this fall for two intimate jazz evenings.
On October 15th at NYC’s Jazz Standard, 18-year-old Matthew Whitaker, a major new voice on piano and organ, mesmerized the audience with original compositions and favorite standards from Outta the Box and his new album, Now Hear This.
Blind since birth, Matthew is the youngest musician to be endorsed by Hammond in the company’s history. He has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and The Apollo Theatre, where aged ten, he opened for Stevie Wonder.