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Mike Phillips

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The emergence of saxophonist Mike Phillips marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter in the jazz music scene. A rare combination of youthful exuberance and seasoned craftsmanship, Mike is poised to take his position among the leaders in his field.

Mike began his musical odyssey at the age of five in his native Mt. Vernon, NY. After experimenting with an assortment of instruments including acoustic and electric bass, violin, piano, French horn and trumpet, he focused on the saxophone because it was the vehicle best suited to express his creative passion.

He diligently honed his talents throughout his formative years, painstakingly mastering the technical skills and self discipline required for the art form. More than that, Mike also developed a keen understanding of the unique and personal relationship between the musician and the audience. Says the young musician: “Music is more than riffs and tricks that you learn. For me, it’s emotional and I want people to feel my music rather than just listen to it.”

In the summer of 1993, Mike made his presence felt on the music scene with his now legendary debut performance at the well-known New York City jazz & R&B spot, Wilson’s. Invited there by a friend who was playing keyboards with the house band, Mike literally walked on stage and, much to the surprise of the band leader, began to blow before anyone asked him to sit in. The looks of bewilderment quickly turned to smiles and the rest, as they say, is history.

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  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Mike's Jazz is so nice .... Him and his Sax ....

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • allaxa

    OH I LOVE THIS;SOMETHING FOR A NICE SUMMER NIGHT AT THE BEACH WITH SOME WINE

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • wjsallee

    Sets himself apart from other smooth jazz artists, especiallly sax players, by demonstrating his technical skills. His runs and rifs are nearly flawless and stand on their own merits w/o being over-produced. A truly talented musician that puts his heart and soul into every note!

    14 Oct 2011 Reply
  • UrbanSTLSistah

    mike phillips got mad skillz.... wow!

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • reimusho

    you have reached mike phillips~~

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Jazzieon1

    SLEPT ON FOR REAL!!! LOVE HIS MUSIC.

    28 Feb 2009 Reply
  • MHAWTHORN2

    The baddest sax player that's come in a long time. Keep on doing your thing bruh!!!!

    28 Oct 2008 Reply
  • VickyBN1

    Great music !!

    29 Sep 2008 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    http://www.myspace.com/mikephilly2 - official myspace page

    20 Jan 2008 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Wow..this man is the shissnet! Where on earth did he learn to play the sax like this?? He is truly one of my favorites next to Sonny Rollins! =)

    19 Sep 2007 Reply

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