Saxophonist Phil Denny enters with a new sound and energy to launch a solo career.
Although no stranger to the stage, emerging recording artist Phil Denny is on track to elevate his music career to the next level. Denny, a Lansing, MI native has found that music is his true calling. A former vice president for a mortgage brokerage firm of 7 years and part-time performer, tossed in the towel to pursue his passion for music; a full-time journey that has already presented some incredible opportunities.
After spending most of 2011 in-studio with producer Nate Harasim, the much-anticipated debut CD labeled “Crossover” is now in the final stages of production and promises to deliver a contagious blend of infectious music. Denny teamed up with a great cast of musician friends on this ten track CD to bring you a full-length music experience. Inspired by a variety of musical stylings, this will be the new identity of this passionate and soulful talent.
2012 started off on a high note with the completion of “Crossover” and an International debut at the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival in February. The journey included a sixty-minute show on the jazz garden stage which lured in a diverse crowd of hundreds of jazz fans from around the globe as well as collaborative appearances with Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records artists Cindy Bradley, Nate Harasim, Oli Silk, Julian Vaughn Althea Rene and Elizabeth Mis.
A unique style and personality on the saxophone has helped to cultivate a loyal, diverse fan base while building an impressive resume. Having performed with or along side notable artist like Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Peter White, Darren Rahn, Randy Scott, Tim Bowman, Lalah Hathaway, Howard Hewitt, Nate Harasim, Oli Silk, Gail Jhonson, Julian Vaughn, Cindy Bradley, Lin Rountree, Althea Rene, Al McKenzie, Terrance Palmer, Orrick Ewing and even had an impromptu jam session with Stevie Wonder. Many of these artists being some of Denny’s most impressionable influences.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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