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Pharez Whitted

Pharez is a performer, composer, producer, and educator. He has performed with such notables as Nancy Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton, Joe Lovano, Elvin Jones, Ahmad Jamal, Clark Terry, Branford Marsalis, Johnny Griffin, David “Fathead” Newman, Phil Woods, Monty Alexander, The Count Basie Orchestra, Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, George Duke, John Mellencamp, Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Kirk Whalum, Ari Brown and Ramsey Lewis to name a few. Pharez grew up in Indianapolis Indiana where he attended Shortridge High School, receiving his undergraduate degree from Depauw University and his graduate degree from Indiana University

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter G. Thomas Allen Takes Rank In The Modern Post-Bop/Jazz Space With His Self-Titled Debut Album. Drops July 3, 2020!

Multi-Genre Singer/Songwriter G. Thomas Allen Takes Rank In The Modern Post-Bop/Jazz Space With His Self-Titled Debut Album. Drops July 3, 2020!

Not too many male singers have a high C6, well at least not to be heard in public, but G. Thomas Allen's stratospheric range and pleasantly smooth tone is the next wave of sound in the modern jazz space. Native of Danville, VA, by way of jny: Chicago, where he is currently based and accessible to ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive

Read "Wayne, Newk, 21st Century Tunes & A Vault Dive" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Our 2 features this week: quartet tracks from Wayne Shorter's Emanon (the Downbeat Magazine's Critics and Readers Poll best album of the year) and Sonny Rollins' monumental Saxophone Colossus. We've got 21st century music from four bass players and two Chicago trumpeters. And, of course, a waltz through the vaults with Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, Charles ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nicole Mitchell & Haki Madhubuti: Liberation Narratives

Read "Liberation Narratives" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Poetry and jazz. Jazz and poetry have a long history together. From Langston Hughes to Kenneth Patchen, the spoken word messages of the poets have fit hand-in-glove with African-American music. In 1957 Charles Mingus recorded “Scenes In The City," documenting the hardscrabble life of an urban jazz disciple. Then came Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, and ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

From July 17-21 2017 The Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago will offer five days of interactive explorations of jazz via lectures, demonstrations, hands-on clinics and jam sessions during its 9th annual Straight Ahead Jazz Camp. Designed for adults age 18 and up and open to the general public, the camp provides ...

NEWS: CAREER

Bobby Broom Announces New Management, Booking Agency

Bobby Broom Announces New Management, Booking Agency

Jazz guitarist Bobby Broom announced today that he will be represented by Tiffany Ente of Musiq Haus Management, and that Joel Chriss of J. Chriss & Co. will be handling his bookings. “Glad to be aboard," Broom told his fans on Facebook yesterday. Musiq Haus represents some of the top artists in the Jazz industry. In ...

For The People

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Watusi Boogaloo; If They Could Only See; Another Kinda Blue; Freedom Song; For The People; It Is What It Is; Sad Eyes; Keep The Faith; The Unbroken Promise; Venture; Hope Springs Eternal.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pharez Whitted: For The People

Read "For The People" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Saxophonist Pharez Whitted has had an unusual recording career. Fourteen years separated Mysterious Cargo (Motown Records, 1996) from Transient Journey (Owl Studios, 2010), as Whitted dedicated himself to jazz education and sideman appearances with the likes of drummer Elvin Jones, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and pianist Ramsey Lewis. In this context, For the People comes after a ...

For The People

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Watusi Boogaloo; If They Could Only See; Another Kinda Blue; Freedom Song; For The People; It Is What It Is; Sad Eyes; Keep The Faith; The Unbroken Promise; Venture; Hope Springs Eternal.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pharez Whitted: For The People

Read "For The People" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Indianapolis-born trumpeter Pharez Whitted has kept a low profile in the new millennium. He's busied himself with teaching, attending to his duties as Director of Jazz Studies at Chicago State University, performing live and appearing as a sideman on a scant number of under-the-radar albums, but none of this has helped to boost his reputation beyond ...


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