Meet Whitaker, 33 years old from Chicago.
“I wanted to make a collection of jazz tunes that you could put on for a nice chill evening. Sexy, sultry, relaxing jazz that also isn't overly cheesy.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
Music! I am just more of a melodic/chord person and I don't focus on lyrics much. Plus, I have a music education degree, so I'm always analyzing the theory of what I'm listening to.
Favorite artist? Top 5?
The Beatles. John Coltrane. Herbie Hancock. Pink Floyd. Louis Armstrong.
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
Clifford Brown. He died way too young. He was a genius on the trumpet and would have gone on to be even more of a jazz legend. I'd just love to know more about him.
Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington about a month ago at the Northerly Island Pavilion in Chicago
Whitaker has a lot more great playlists that can be found here! :