Jazz is creative. It represents life. It’s as evolving as we are. [It] never dies—unless we die. But as long as we’re living, jazz will live.
Pharez Whitted has performed with such notables as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, John Mellencamp, The Temptations, The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, and Ramsey Lewis.
An Indianapolis native, he received his musical education at DePauw University and the IU Jacobs School of Music and is director of jazz studies at Chicago State University.
Whitted wrote, produced, and arranged on his two compact discs for Motown, Pharez Whitted and Mysterious Cargo, and co-produced the album People Make the World Go ‘Round. (repeat)