Arts & Leisure

Pianist brings jazz to the MAC

JAZZ PIANIST MATTHEW Whitaker and his quartet will perform at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 6. Photo / Jacob Blickenstaff

At just 20 years old, jazz keyboardist Matthew Whitaker is a once-in-a-generation musical talent. He’s been performing across the globe since age eleven, opening for Stevie Wonder at the Apollo Theater. The Middlebury Performing Arts Series will present a concert of warm and wonderful jazz by Whitaker and his quartet on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall. Whitaker will be joined by guitarist Marcos Robertson, bassist Karim Hutton, and John Steele on drums.

Audiences from both on- and off-campus are welcome. Vaccinations (or valid medical or religious exemptions) and masks are required.

Tickets are $25 for the general public; $20 for Middlebury College ID card holders; $10 for youth; and $5 for Middlebury College students. The concert will also be streamed live; streaming tickets are $15, or $5 for Middlebury College students. For tickets, health and safety protocols, and information, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or visit middlebury.edu/arts.

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