Born: October 4
Grammy-award winning keyboardist George Whitty has spent 20 years playing on the road with the Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Richard Bona, Chaka Khan, Sadao Watanabe, and a dozen others, and his resume as a session musician includes some of the best-selling records of all time: Santana's Supernatural (with Dave Matthews), Celine Dion's Falling Into You and These are Special Times, and more than 100 other CDs. As a producer/keyboardist, his Grammy-winning streak began with Chaka Khan's The Woman I Am in 1992 and extends through 3 award-winning releases with the Brecker Brothers, most recently Randy Brecker's 34th and Lex, 2004's Grammy-winner for Contemporary Jazz Record of the Year, which he also mixed...
Awards2014 Emmy Award: Outstanding Composition for Dramatic Series, for "All My Children" 4 Grammy-award-winning productions for Chaka Khan, the Brecker Brothers, and Randy Brecker. 1 Grammy-winning CD mixed and another nominated: Randy Brecker "Hangin' In The City" and "The Jazz Ballad Songbook" by RB and the Danish Radio Big Band
Soul, Funk, New Orleans, Latin, jazz and blues fused with a breathtaking dexterity and seemingly boundless ingenuity to the multifaceted writing, with Whitty, who had travelled from Amsterdam, to an enthusiastic audience stunned in the basement.... Rheinische Post, Krefeld, Germany
IGNITION: Live Across EuropeSelf Produced
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Over the last 20 years I have been an instructor in a wide variety of settings, including private instruction from Norway to Japan, workshops and clinics around the world, and master classes at the Berklee College of Music. Over the last 2 years I have developed and produced an extensive series of online video instruction (currently more than 70 lessons) at www.musicpath.net covering improvisation, production, arranging, mixing and more. In the classroom, I take great pleasure in sharing what I’ve learned, inspiring energy, optimism and confidence, and I consider my ability to distill the intangibles of music into teachable principles to be one of my greatest strengths as an instructor. An extensive collection of the music I’ve made, videos of live performances, 60+ film cues, and more information can be found at my website: www.gwhitty.com For a look at my complete resume, click here: http://music.gwhitty.com/GWResume6-14.pdf
I maintain an active presence as a clinician and in the past year have done clinics on everything from approaches to improvisation to band dynamics (with my trio Third Rail), production, arranging and mixing. Contact me for references; I like to do a very energizing, densely packed workshop!