The Rodney Whitaker Jazz Ensemble at CCC June 4

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rodney Christ Church Cranbrook is teaming up with The Rodney Whitaker Jazz Ensemble for a Jazz Mass this Pentecost, Sunday, June 4 at 10 AM. Rodney Whitaker is an internationally renowned Mack Avenue recording artist, jazz bassist, professor of jazz double bass, director of Jazz Studies and artistic director for the Professors of Jazz at Michigan State University where he has built one of the most distinguished jazz degree programs and performing faculty in the United States. Whitaker, with one of the most undeniably distinctive bear- sized bass tones, is considered to be one of the leading bass performers and teachers of the jazz double bass in the United States. Music for this service will feature music by English composer Will Todd who is well known for his beautiful and exciting music. His work encompasses choral works large and small, opera, musical theatre and orchestral pieces, as well as jazz compositions and chamber works.