Phil Parnell

Phil Parnell

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Phil started showing a serious interest in music at age five and was heavily influenced by jazz as a teenager. He sought out Ellis Marsalis to further his musical education which led to studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After returning to New Orleans he began working with some older trad masters and soon found himself accompanying many of New Orleans' extraordinary musicians, playing funk, r&b, latin, rock and trad, working in the countless dance halls, bars, steamboats playing concerts, festivals, and gigs in the crescent city and around the world.

Phil has performed with a variety of notable musicians including: Gatemouth Brown, Thomas Jefferson, Danny Barker, Bo Diddly, Astrud Gilberto, George Porter, Red Tyler, Thelma Houston, Lillian Boutte', Freddy Kohlman and Dave Bartholmew.

Via Musicians for Music (New Orleans,la.) he received a grant for composition from the National Endowment of the Arts

Now residing in London, Phil has been performing in various venues and on recording sessions with a number of bands in London as well as composing and recording his own music and doing workshops for kids and special adults.

Deceased on 02/09/2015.
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Phil Parnell Discography Tracks

Albums

SLAMCD 227 Phil Parnell Dear Jo(CD, Album) Slam Productions SLAMCD 227 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Phil Parnell Do Your Living In The Night (Album) Mantis Recordings Australia & New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
VSR002CD Phil Parnell Trio* Funky Feet(CD, Album) Village Studio Records VSR002CD UK 2006 Sell This Version
VSR001 CD Phil Parnell Closer Than You Think(CD) Village Studio Records VSR001 CD US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Phil Parnell Phil Parnell EP Lowlife UK 1998 Sell This Version
Herbert* with Dani Siciliano and Phil Parnell Herbert* with Dani Siciliano and Phil Parnell - The Last Beat Phonography UK 1999 Sell This Version
SL 02 Phil Parnell Barcelona(12") Soundslike SL 02 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Phil Parnell Runaway Mantis Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
Phil Parnell Gmt2 Perlon Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Phil Parnell Do Your Living In The Night Mantis Recordings UK 2006 Sell This Version

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