Phil Sheeran has established himself as a guitarist and composer with the national international release of his CD’s "Breaking Through", "Standing on Fishes", "It’s A Good Thing", "Orchid" and The Marc Anthony Latin Guitar Tribute CD plus two holiday albums, "I’ll Be Home For Christmas" and "The First Noel", and his most recent Japan only release "Phil Sheeran, The Best of Smooth Jazz Series". Phil’s albums have hit 17 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz and charted top 5 in the nation for air play on contemporary jazz and New Adult Contemporary stations. Phil has performed on the same bill as the Rippingtons, David Benoit, Richard Elliott, Michael Tomlinson, and Danny O’Keef and has recorded with such artists as Eric Marianthal, Michael Gettel, Steve Kujula, Luis Conte, Gregg Karukas, Andy Narell, Eric Tagg, Brandon Fields, Harvey Mason, and Will Kennedy. Phil’s educational background is in jazz, classical and Brazilian music. Graduated from Cornish Institute of the Arts, Seattle, WA with a BFA in music, Jazz composition and performance. After graduating from College Phil started performing with vocalist Samia Panni and together they formed the band "Beija Flor" performing jazz pop versions of Brazilian music. Phil signed with Sonic Edge Records of Los Angeles, California in 1990 and released his first album "Breaking Through" nationally. In 1991 came the release of his second album "Standing on Fishes as it climbed up the charts to number 4 NAC. Phil was nominated by NAMA (Northwest Area Music Assoc.) both in 1991 & 1992 for Best Jazz Artist, Best Jazz Recording and Best Electric Guitarist. Presently, Phil resides in Los Angeles performing clubs, concerts, festivals … as a session guitarist and composer, producing music for radio, film and television. International releases to date include: Japan, Italy, South Africa and Brazil. Review quotes: — "With Sheeran there’s always more than meets the eye just as he eases our expectations with gentle declarations the guitarist fires up to explosive effect." Jonathan Widran, JAZZIZ, USA
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