b. 12 May 1937, Seattle, Washington, USA. An excellent interpreter of song lyrics and a good jazz-influenced pianist, he has also worked as an actor and dancer. Mostly based in the New York area, he has performed in many of the city’s intimate supper clubs, night clubs and superior hotel lounges. Among the venues are Michael’s Pub, The Village Gate, the Sherry Netherland, the St. Regis and the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel. He has also worked elsewhere in the USA, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington while overseas engagements have taken him to Paris, Tokyo, Johannesburg and São Paulo. His concert performances include New York’s Town Hall and Carnegie Hall and he has also appeared at jazz festivals. In addition to his singing he has acted in Shakespeare and has played the lead in a production of Pal Joey. He also makes appearances with symphony orchestras and in performances of music by George Gershwin including ‘Rhapsody In Blue’, and his own arrangement of Porgy And Bess. Whyte’s singing style is delightful and he delivers lyrics with masterly interpretative skills and crystal-clear diction, always displaying acute understanding of the songwriters’ intentions. His piano playing is of a similarly high order and his performances are always beautifully crafted, polished and supremely professional.
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