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April 2019

w/ Jim Dreier's Ritmocano Latin Jazz Group at The MIll

Joining Jim Dreier's killin' Latin jazz group for their appearance at the Mill's "Jazz @5" Concert series. A fun band playing the type of music that we don;t get all that much around these parts!

"One Night of Blue Note" Show at Noce Jazz and Cabaret

Presenting a night of music featuring iconic recordings on the Blue Note Jazz label. Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Cannonball Addreley, Louis Smith.....but a few of the giants who have recorded on the lable. A night of hard-hitting and wonderfully diverse music that is not to be missed.

The Band:
Damani Phillips - Saxes
TBD - Guest Horn
Tanner Taylor - piano
Steve Charlson - bass
Eric Thompson - drums

Scholarly Presentation: "The State of Black Cultural Influence in Collegiate Jazz Pedagogy at NAJRI National Conference

May 2019

w/ The Blake Shaw Trio at Clinton Street Social Club

Guesting with the quartet of IC bassist/vocalist Blake Shaw at the Clinton Street Social Club in downtown Iowa City. Should be a fun night!

w/ The Jazz Heritage Orchestra at Blu+ Jazz

Performing with one of the baddest regional big bands in the east, with members from NYC, the midwest and various areas from the eastern seaboard. Show times and show details forthcoming!

June 2019

DPQ at the Johnston (IA) Public Library (Zenith Music Festival)

July 2019

"Damani Phillips with Strings" at Hoyt Sherman Place

Pleased to have the chance to perform material from my 2010 album "The String Theory. along with a handful of new, unreleased songs for the ensemble. All music arranged by your truly for jazz quartet + string quartet. My favorite recording project! Beautiful music in an absolutely stunning venue Joined by Quartet 515 of Des Moines, along with Tanner Taylor - pno, Steve Charlson - bass, and Eric Thompson - drums.
Hoyt Sherman Place 1501 Woodland Ave Des Moines, IA 50314