Film, Video Matthew Whitaker in Concert

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Matthew Whitaker in Concert
A virtual concert commemorating the 90th anniversary of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) in the Library of Congressfeaturing stellar jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker and his quartet, including Marcos Robinson on guitar, Karim Hutton on bass and Isaiah Johnson on drums. Whitaker, who has been blind since birth, is an NLS patron who has used the division's accessible scores and reading materials as he garnered accolades across the jazz world. Like previous concerts that featured José André in 2019 and Justin Kauflin in 2014, this event showcases the work of the NLS music section in providing patrons with direct access to the largest collection of braille, audio and large print music materials in the world. The concert begins celebrations of the services provided by the service since 1931, which will include monthly highlights of the program throughout the year.
Event Date
March 03, 2021
-  Jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker has won ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards for 2019 and 2020 and has been featured on stages around the world and on television programs including "Ellen" and NBC's "Today." In a story on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," neuroscientists discussed how Whitaker's brain is stimulated by music--so much so that his visual cortex lights up when he plays.
Related Resources
NLS Music Notes:
National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled:
Conversation with Matthew Whitaker :
Running Time
1 hours 10 minutes 42 seconds
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