Matthew Whitaker

Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill
1254 Mackay St.
Nights at Upstairs Jazz Club
  • July 7, 7 p.m.
    $30, plus taxes — For reservations, please call 514 931-6808
  • July 7, 9:45 p.m.
    $30, plus taxes — For reservations, please call 514 931-6808

Matthew Whitaker is an American jazz pianist. Blind since birth, he has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Apollo Theater, where, at 10, he opened for Stevie Wonder. Whitaker is the subject of Thrive, a 13-minute documentary about “the prodigious talent and irrepressible spirit of a musically precocious 12-year-old blind boy.”

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