NOBODY wrote songs like Thomas Whitfield! There are a number of great songwriters who have written beautiful psalm-like lyrics, words of worship and praise to God. Thomas Whitfield is at the very top of this list.

Thomas Whitfield was born on April 30, 1954 in Detroit, MI. Thomas began playing the piano at a young age. His keyboard compositions and performance on the piano is stunning. I don’t know of a better gospel pianist. He formed his own choir group, The Whitfield Company and went on to record several hit records, and also produced and wrote many of his songs for some of the biggest names in gospel music. He was a pioneer with his musical compositions and instrumentation, earning him the nickname of “the Maestro” by those in the gospel music industry. His recordings are known for their “Whitfield” sound.

Thomas died on June 20, 1992.


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