Mark Whitfield Sr., guitar; Mark Whitfield Jr., drums; Davis Whitfield, piano; James Genus, bass
A shining example of “generations in jazz,” the Whitfield Family Band features star guitarist Mark Whitfield Sr. and his two sons, with James Genus on bass. The whole family consists of award-winning, in-demand musicians from Berklee College of Music. Their set will likely consist of originals from each member, in addition to material from Whitfield Sr.’s Stevie Wonder tribute, Songs of Wonder. Interviewed before the group’s debut in New Orleans, Whitfield said: “We just try to make a program of music that showcases our different influences and rocks the crowd. We try to keep folks tappin’ their feet and dancin’ in the street.” Join us, and let the good times commence.
The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival showcases an array of up-and-coming musicians alongside some of today’s most established jazz masters.