“As a student of great piano masters, he has quickly identified the buttons that resonate with a crowd looking for a good time.” – Los Angeles Times
Meet Matthew Whitaker, a prodigious talent who began his musical journey at age 3. As the youngest artist endorsed by Hammond and a Yamaha Artist, he’s made a remarkable impact on the jazz scene. With training from Juilliard, Harlem School of the Arts, and Manhattan School of Music, you must witness this extraordinary pianist in action!
At just 10 years old, he was invited to perform at Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame. Matthew has been on national and international radio and television, which includes an appearance on Ellen, The Today Show in their documentary series “Boys Changing the World,” and a feature segment on CBS’s 60 Minutes.
Sponsored by Celebrating the Love of Diversity! Charles BeckerFoundation, and KCBX FM
Season sponsored by the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center
Cal Poly Arts Season Subscriptions
Subscribe to the Cal Poly Arts 23/24 season at the PAC! Choose any combination of 4 or more shows to get a 10% discount on your tickets. Subscriptions go on sale on July 5, 2023 and are available throughout the season pending show availability.
Cal Poly Student Tickets
Cal Poly students can get highly discounted $17 tickets in-person only at the Cal Poly Ticket Office by showing their student ID. A limited number of discounted tickets are available.