"Matthew Whitaker is only 18, and he’s also blind, but the musicianship, arrangements, and bandleading skills displayed here would be equally impressive were this album made by someone with five times the experience." 

 JazzTimes Magazine

Outta The Box

"One of the Best Debut Albums of 2017"

 New York City Jazz Record

"With plenty of buzz already behind him, 18-year-old Matthew Whitaker lives up to expectations on Now Hear This...”

Downbeat Magazine