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The Historic Ali Cultural Arts presents Jazz Pianist Matthew Whitaker from Today Show, blind teen prodigy performs in Pompano Beach

THE-HISTORIC-MATTHEW-WHITAKThe Historic Ali Cultural Arts presents Jazz Pianist Matthew Whitaker from Today Show, blind teen prodigy performs in Pompano Beach

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts is proud to present one of the most acclaimed new jazz performers in the world, Matthew Whitaker on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets are from $15-$35.

The blind teen prodigy has been hailed by critics for his virtuoso style on the piano and the Hammond B3 organ. Whitaker was recently profiled on the “Today Show” and has been seen on a variety of TV programs including “Ellen, CBS Sunday Morning”, and “Good Morning Japan”. Last year, he debuted his critically acclaimed first CD, “Outta the Box”, featuring a mix of original compositions and his take on the classics.

“We are thrilled to have this amazing talent return to The Ali,” said Cherolyn Davis, program and facilities manager. “Matthew is a superstar in the jazz world, and an inspiration to millions.”

Whitaker has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, SF Jazz Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Jazz Club, and international venues in France, Italy, Morocco and Japan.

Whitaker was a winning participant in the “Amateur Night at the Apollo Child Stars of Tomorrow” and opened for Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo’s Hall of Fame. He has also performed with Roy Ayers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rhoda Scott, Ray Chew, Christian McBride, James Carter, Jon Batiste, Cory Henry, Arturo O’Farrill, D.D. Jackson, Wayne Brady; Jazz Mafia Symphony, and ‘The New York Pops’ Orchestra and many more.

The Historic Ali Cultural Arts: 353 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Pompano Beach, Fla., 33060 – (954) 786-7876 – www.aliarts.org

 

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