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Born June 2, 1971, in Bellflower, CA, Michael ‘Whitty’ Whittaker is one of the people let alone musicians that is an actual product of southern California. Both Whitty’s father and grandfather were huge jazz fans, playing him Fats Waller, Jerry lee Lewis, Cal Tjader, and even ragtime, which led to Whitty beginning to take piano lessons at the young age 7 years old. Little did they know that their love for music would be the force behind the developing of a great musician and composer. As Whitty advanced in age and skill he began to practice upwards of 6-8 hours a day and was able to get his first playing ‘gig’ playing gospel in a church
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