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Phil DeGreg (USA) Quartet

Date : 20 / 11 / 2015
Time : 7.30pm
Price : £12 Tickets on the door.
Phone : 07415 892 436

Event Information

Dear Friends….The POSK building has suffered a power outage. There are electrical engineers on site to resolve the problem, but we have had confirmation that the building will be closed for the rest of the day. In consequence we have had to CANCEL TONIGHT’S concert with Phil DeGreg. We are very sorry to have to do this but this is completely beyond our control.

” …this cat plays great jazz, seemingly effortlessly. Listening to “Whirl Away” shows again why DeGreg need not bow before any other jazz pianist in the land. He’s absolutely worthy of the designation ‘master.'”  —G21 magazine

“A compelling modernist with a directly emotional approach, DeGreg has forged a singular style…Here, with Phil’s bracing originals and well-crafted arrangements, there’s organization and freedom. It’s an appealing combination that makes one want to visit the music time and time again.”  —Dr. Chuck Berg, writer for Downbeat

“Phil DeGreg is a wonderful musician! He has the ability to make whatever he plays his own. Regardless of style, he is creative and comfortable in making music at a very high level. Playing music with Phil is always a treat!””  —Jiggs Whigham

Phil DeGreg’s earliest jazz influences were Bud Powell and Bill Evans, but he is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles, ranging from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. His versatility has led to professional performances with dozens of internationally recognized jazz artists, as well as leading and recording with his own groups.  His most recent recorded project called “Melodious Monk” done in conjunction with trumpeter Kim Pensyl features the music of Thelonious Monk in duo and trio settings without drums. His jazz festival appearances include the North Sea, Pori, Monterey, Montreux, Brecon, Wigan, and Elkhart Jazz Festivals.

Phil is accompanied by his UK dream team –  Alan Barnes (sax), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums).

Phil DeGreg began playing the piano in his childhood and now performs as a jazz pianist internationally. His earliest jazz influences were Bud Powell and Bill Evans, but he is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles, ranging from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. His versatility has led to professional performances with dozens of internationally recognized jazz artists, as well as leading and recording with his own groups. Phil DeGreg has released eleven recordings as a leader and has been recorded as a sideman on many other jazz projects. He is also featured with J.J. Johnson on the video “J.J. Johnson Live in Concert.” His most recent recorded project called “Melodious Monk” done in conjunction with trumpeter Kim Pensyl features the music of Thelonius Monk in duo and trio settings without drums. A review in All About Jazz writes: “…he exhibits an excellent understanding of the complex compositions, and the stride tradition from which Monk sprang…they succeed because they have an undeniable affection for Monk, and their performance is top-notch….Phil DeGreg’s masterful piano interprets Monk brilliantly and Kim Pensyl’s trumpet is the perfect complement”

http://www.phildegreg.com/bio.html