About Jarrah

Jarrah Whyte is a keyboard player from Melbourne, Australia who also works as an arranger, accompanist, and teacher. 

 

Jarrah studied alongside many of Australia's most reputable musicians at Box Hill Institute, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Music in 2008. In his final year, he was awarded Performing Arts Student of the Year.

 

He has worked professionally as a musician for over ten years, performing around Australia and internationally with musicians in a wide range of styles and settings. Jarrah has also worked as a heavily sought after accompanist, teacher and arranger during this time. 

 

He currently works in a range of ensembles, including jazz-funk band Dig We Must, blues band Dukesy and the Hazzards, soul-RnB band Connotations, and with his own trio. Jarrah has played and recorded with many top Australian musicians, including Dan Sultan, Normie Rowe, Little Red, and members of The Cat Empire. He has toured with the Rize of the Morning Star showcase with artists including David Bridie and Natalie Pa’apa’a (Blue King Brown) in the South Pacific. Previously, he has managed and performed with leading reggae hip hop band Direct Influence for four years. 

 

Jarrah has an extensive knowledge of VCE music subjects, having helped many students prepare for their exams, as well as the AMEB syllabus. He is an expert in teaching contemporary piano and improvisation. He has arranged and created backing tracks for TV and live theatre shows, as well as for larger ensembles. He has also worked as Musical Director for theatre shows including Grease, The Wedding Singer, and Dusty. 

 

Jarrah is a particularly versatile performer, and thanks to his many years of experience is able to adapt to any situation. He is highly skilled at setting a specific mood or tone as either a solo pianist, in a duo, and with the addition of a drummer in a trio.