BAND: Dixie Demons
DATE: Sunday, July 29th, 2018
EVENT: DIXIELAND JAZZ by the LAKE #2
ADDRESS: Pop-up location in Niagara-on-the-Lake (private residence on the lake)
GETTING THERE: Guests will take a FREE shuttle from the NOTL Community Centre.
PARKING: FREE on site at the NOTL Community Centre. (14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
SHUTTLE TIMES: 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM
EVENT TIME: 7pm – 9:30pm
PRICE: $79 + HST (includes meal)
Phil has been a freelance musician in the Toronto scene since the early 80s. His versatility has taken him down a wide variety of avenues. With a Diploma in Music Performance at Humber College, Phil has played Jazz for decades. Also trained classically, he is amongst those rare players who can bridge the gaps between styles. You could hear Phil perform one day in his classical guitar and flute duo “Ambiance”, and the next day you might hear him with the Dixie Demons playing traditional jazz on the banjo! He got his first professional work playing banjo in a ragtime show at a local theme park. Shortly thereafter, Phil was recruited by Dan Douglas and Ross Wooldridge to join the Dixie Demons, thus helping to create the first incarnation of the band.
Phil’s wide range of musical experience fuels his passion and enhances his abilities as a producer. Through the years, he has produced a number of CD and demo recordings of many styles. As a composer Phil has two original CDs to his credit. It was with much pleasure that Phil joined Ross and Dan in the production of the Dixie Demons’ debut CD, “Live At The Rex”.