PHIL ABRAHAM Quartet @ Tournai Jazz Festival 2018
Phil Abraham Quartet
Thu, February 1, 2018
About : After studying the classical piano, the guitar and harmony, Phil Abraham was seduced by jazz and the trombone, on which he is self-taught.
His stylistic evolution is parallel to the history of jazz, and even if he is a modern soloist today, he has worked with a wide variety of great musicians.
Phil has taken part in more than sixty albums, eleven with his own group, with which he won many prizes. He has often been invited in big bands as a soloist.
He took part in many recordings and concerts of the big band of the Belgian Radio (BRT). Phil Abraham also devotes his career to teaching, training courses and master-classes.
He was a teacher of vocal improvisation in Antwerp and Brussels. He is now a jazz and trombone teacher at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and at the National Conservatory in Douai (France).
Has played with : Michel PETRUCCIANI, Charles AZNAVOUR, Claude NOUGARO, Clark TERRY, Hal SINGER, Toots THIELEMANS, Klaus IGNATZEK, John SURMAN, Art FARMER, Michel HERR, Andy EMLER, Paolo FRESU, John ENGELS, Dusko GOYKOVICH, Benny BAILEY, Bart VAN LIER, Henri TEXIER, Klaus WEISS, Deborah BROWN, Maria SCHNEIDER, John LEWIS, Lou BENNETT, Claudio RODITI, William SHELLER, Didier LOCKWOOD, Dee Dee BRIDGEWATER, Michel LEGRAND, Lucky PETERSON, Mino CINELU …
1988 : first Prize at the International Jazz Contest in Sorgues (France)
1989 : Prize of the Best Soloist at the “Concours de la Défense” in Paris
1998 : chosen as the best Belgian and European trombone.
1999 : elected once again the best Belgian and European jazz trombonist
2000 : second Prize at the International Contest of jazz soloists in Monaco.
- Phil Abraham : Voix – Trombone
- Fabien Degryse : Guitare
- Sal la Rocca : Contrebasse
- Thomas Grimmonprez : Batterie
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