Born in 2001 in Hackensack, NJ, Matthew Whitaker grew up surrounded by music. His love for playing
music first began at the young age of 3, after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard.
At 9, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. Four years later, he became
the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond—in its 80+ year history. He was also named a Yamaha
Artist at 15, becoming the youngest musician to join the stellar group of jazz pianists.
Matthew has had years of music instruction, currently studying classical piano and drums at The Filomen