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Philip is a talented drummer based in Detroit, Michigan. Originally from Wisconsin, Philip earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan: a BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation. During his time at UofM, he studied with Nate Winn, Matt Wilson, Kendrick Scott, and Michael Gould, also working extensively with Jeff Hamilton during his residency. Philip is a versatile musician, comfortable within a wide variety of styles and is also an experienced teacher, composer and arranger who is well versed in the use of notation software. Notable playing experiences include performances with Randy Brecker, Terell Stafford and Marshall Gilkes as well as appearances at the Detroit and Lansing Jazz Festivals. Additionally, Philip attended the 2023 Jas Aspen Summer Program featuring faculty such as Brian Lynch, Chuck Bergeron, Rey Sanchez, and Michael Dudley. Beyond this, Philip is also an active freelancer, playing small group jazz gigs, with wedding bands, in pit orchestras and for local churches. In the winter of 2023 he taught weekly percussion lessons at St. Patrick Catholic School, and is currently teaching drums at Expressions Music academy in Troy, MI.

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