Michael Whalen

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You can contact me at michael@michaelwhalenmusic.com


I am a jazz vibraphonist and drummer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve led groups and performed at jazz clubs in San Jose including the Art Boutiki, Café Pink House, Hedley Club, and the San Jose Summer Jazz Festival. Focusing on modern jazz, I mainly perform original compositions on the mallet keyboard often accompanied by bass and drums.

In addition I have worked as an educator since I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016. In addition to private instruction, I also worked at Los Gatos High School and Fisher Middle School as a percussion instructor. Until moving to Chicago I was also the music director of a community big band based in San Jose (the “Cats Big Band”) and taught at the South Bay Summer Jazz Intensive. I moved to Chicago in the summer of 2021.