Launch of the Damani Phillips Youtube Channel
I finally caught up with the times and started my own Youtube channel. Stop by to check out the myriad of videos from my performances, lectures, album promotions and the other musical activities I've been up to these past few years. And, of course, PLEASE feel free to share with your peoples liberally!
Worth a quick peek! Check out my playlist section for the goods, and please subscribe to know when new content is added.Launch Related Site
"Black Market Reads" Podcast on New Book "What Is This Thing Called Soul"
Host Lissa Jones sits down with Dr. Damani Phillips, who recently published his first book titled “What is This Thing Called Soul: Conversations on Jazz and Black Culture" (Peter Lang, Inc., 2017). Phillips shares what it was like researching his recently published book, his love of music, and the challenges of academia. “Soul, like love, it’s a difficult thing to prove in a scientific sense, but there is no doubt it exists", says Dr. Phillips.
A beautiful conversation that I am exceedingly proud to have engaged in!Launch Related Site
KCCK Jazz 89 Interview (August, 2017)
Hip interview with KCCK program director Dennis Green discussing life, career, musical philosophy and my music as both a performer and recording artist. A beautiful glimpse inside my humble little world.
DP in Brazil!
A nice little video clip from my recent trip to Uberlandia, Brazil
"Sinister Intent" Clip from "The Reckoning" - Live in studio
A preview of my original composition "Sinister Intent" from my upcoming album release "The Reckoning". Not the type of tune that you'd expect from me, but perhaps that's the point! Check out Lewis Nash DESTROYING that drum set! I hope you dig, and if you do, PLEASE SHARE with anyone and everyone!
Preview of "One for C.P." from "The Reckoning" - live in studio
A preview of my original composition "One for C.P." from my upcoming album release "The Reckoning". Not the type of tune that you'd expect from me, but perhaps that's the point! Check out Lewis Nash DESTROYING that drum set! I hope you dig, and if you do, PLEASE SHARE with anyone and everyone!
My arrangement of John Coltrane's "Dear Lord" for jazz combo and string quartet. One of my favorite arrangements for this particular group configuration. Enjoy!
My jazz/funk arrangement of Bizet's classic "Habanera" from the opera Carmen. From the release concert of my new CD "The String Theory" on 11/5/10, which features compositions/arrangements for jazz quartet and string quartet.
Damani, Jim White and Pat Bianchi
Recent trio performance with Pat Bianchi on Hammond B3 Organ and Jim White on Drums during their visit to Grinnell College in April 2011.
The Grinnell College Jazz Ensemble
Directing the Grinnell College Ensemble playing Horace Silver's "Filthy McNasty" with special guests Pat Bianchi on Hammond B3 Organ and Jim White on drums.