Mike Phillips (saxophonist )Bio, Age, Education, Career, Family,

Mike Phillips Biography and Wiki

Mike Phillips is an American Contemporary jazz saxophonist with smooth, romantic riffs with a funky, hip-hop-influenced sound.

Mike Phillips  Age and Birthday

Phillips was born Born in Mount Vernon, NY. He is of American nationality and African-American ethnicity. He has not revealed his age to the public.

Mike Phillips Education

Information containing his educational background is under review.

Mike Phillips Family, Parents and Siblings

His family information is still under review.

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Mike Phillips Career

Initially emerging as a sideman for Jill Scott in the 2000s, Phillips has played with a bevy of name artists, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Bootsy Collins. He has also distinguished himself with his own albums, including 2005’s Uncommon Denominator and 2020s Pulling Off the Covers.

You Have Reached Mike Phillips native of Mount Vernon, New York, Phillips became interested in music at a young age and played several instruments before honing in on the saxophone as his main instrument.Mike Phillips

He began learning the jazz tradition, inspired by a mix of classic and more contemporary artists, including John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Grover Washington, Jr., George Howard, and Art Porter. By the time he was 16, Phillips was already dedicated to pursuing a professional music career.

In 1993, he made an early debut playing a gig at Wilson’s Nightclub in New York, an opportunity that led to further work as a session and sideman for jazz, R&B, and hip-hop artists, including Groove Theory, Jon Lucien, and Jill Scott. He also joined Scott on tour in 2001.

The following year, he released his debut album, You Have Reached Me, on Hidden Beach Recordings. MP3In 2005, Phillips released his sophomore album, Uncommon Denominator. More session work followed, including further collaborations with Scott, as well as Stevie Wonder, Tom Braxton, Prince, and Michael Jackson.

In 2010, he returned to his solo work with MP3 and followed with studio appearances for Lin Rountree and Bootsy Collins. In 2020, Phillips delivered his fourth album as a leader, Pulling Off the Covers.

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