Chris Whittaker

Chris Whittaker

conductor, composer, pianist

Chris Whittaker’s musical language of classical, jazz, and gospel music melds genres and brings people together.

Chris is the co-founder and Music Director of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, a non-profit performing arts organization committed to engaging the community through free concerts and educational programming. He serves as Music Director for Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Upper Manhattan and is also the founding Music Director of Marble Collegiate Church’s “Jazz Revelation” worship service.

Chris studied orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler and Stuart Malina. His composition teachers include Philip Lasser, Christopher Theofanidis, and Nicholas Maw. Chris lives in New York City.


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New Jazz Trio EP

Starting Over
Jazz EP of new original tunes featuring Sam Weber, bass and Jay Sawyer, drums. 
Available for digital download on iTunes and CDBaby.

Upcoming Events

December 10th, 2017 - Jazz Holiday Concert at the Morris-Jumel Mansion
Join Chris Whittaker and friends as they present an intimate afternoon of new, inspired jazz takes on classic Christmas carols. Featuring Aubrey Johnson, vocalist, Sam Weber, bass, and Jay Sawyer, drums. Read more here.


Selected Works

© 2017