Phil’s lifelong passion for music started at the age of 10, which is when he began formal saxophone training in the Maryland public school system. He honed skills while playing at Shiloh Church of God 7th Day in Hyattsville, Maryland. As a youth, Phil continued to play his saxophone in both Christian and secular arenas. Phil has had the experience of performing with many talented individuals including:
- Grover Washington Jr.
- Stanley Turrentine
- Pieces of a Dream
- Marion Meadows
- Norman Connors
- Brian McKnight
- Ollie Woodson of the Temptations
- The Clark Sisters
- The Winans
- Fred Hammond
- Richard Smallwood
Phil has also recorded on albums with Ben Tankard, Alvin Nesbitt, and Amos Davis. For four years Phil was a band member and music director for the Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams. While playing with Yolanda, he also had the opportunity to record on her cd entitled, More Than a Melody. During this same time, Phil was also a band member of the legendary Jean Carne. It was during experience with Jean Carne that Phil was encouraged to fully develop and polish his stage presence and perfect his circular breathing technique. Phil performs for all types of events from weddings to conferences, festivals, jazz restaurants to churches. Phil truly believes that music is for everyone.
Phil’s call and desire is to use the gifts that God has given him in music as a language to cross all barriers including but not limited to race, denomination, religion and color. Most of all, Phil simply wants to bring God glory. Phil truly realizes that all gifts come from God and that we must honor Him through our gifts.
Been So Good! ASCAP 2000
Royal Love Songs ASCAP 2002
Songs to Hymn ASCAP 2007
Beyond This World ASCAP 2008
Songs for His Season ASCAP 2009
The Alpha Experience ASCAP 2013
As I enter this new season of my life, I most gratefully and humbly announce the release of my new CD entitled, The Alpha Experience. This CD speaks of the Godly shift in my life. While going through the processes that the Lord allows us to encounter during these types of transitions, I’ve been blessed to be able to acknowledge each phase and consequently write a song about each stage of these growth periods.
The following are names of the songs from this Alpha Experience CD:
(1) The New Beginning, to (2)Better Days Coming, to (3)The Healing, to (4) You Are, to (5)I’m Free, to (6)Worship Medley. These song titles are specifically named after each of these stages.
I would like to send you a copy of my new CD, and I pray that it blesses you as much as it has blessed me, if not more, during this preparation process. This CD serves as a ministry tool for the Body of Christ. It’s intended to edify, fortify and uplift everyone that listens to it. This CD gives life and encouragement to the believer and non-believer. It provokes change, praise and worship.Â As you enjoy this CD, I anxiously await the opportunity to come and share it with you and your congregation in person. The live ministry experience will definitely enhance every dynamic of this project.Â Please contact me as soon as possible so that I can send you a copy of my CD, and that we can plan to share the goodness of the Lord. Be Blessed and Shalom!!!!
For bookings, please contact Cameron Dunlap of Praize Entertainment Group Bookings at 574-239-5874 or go to: www.praizeentertainmentgroup.com.