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Malachi Whitson
January – March 2023

2023 Make Jazz Fellow Malachi Whitson was born in Richmond, California and began playing drums at age seven. He received awards for his musicianship from the Stanford Jazz Workshop, San Jose Jazz Workshop and Folsom Jazz Festival while in high school.

Whitson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific and a Master of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. He has performed with Joshua Redman, Helen Sung, Benny Maupin, Theo Croker and various other artists.

He leads ensembles under his own name and has recently released his debut EP something with soul vol. 1. Whitson has served as an instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts.

Malachi Whitson’s 18th Street Arts Center residency is generously supported by the Herb Alpert Foundation.

The Make Jazz residency is generously funded by the Sam Francis Foundation.

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