He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of artists including Nigel Kennedy, Lou reed, DIG, Missy Higgins, Vince Jones, Bernie McGann, Archie Roach, Pnau,David Bridie, Katie Noonan, You am I, Mike Nock, Terumasa Hino, The Sleepy Jackson, Jim Black and The Australian Art Orchestra.
In 2004 Phil was awarded the Bell Award for Australian Jazz Musician of the Year. He has also been awarded the Music Council of Australia Freedman Fellowship in 2002, and the 2003 TAC/Wangaratta Jazz Festival National Jazz Award.
In 2002 Phil released Strobe Coma Virgo – his debut recording as leader – to critical acclaim, and has released three Band of Five Names recordings. His latest recording is The Thousands by the Phil Slater Quartet featuring pianist Matt McMahon, bassist Lloyd Swanton, and drummer Simon Barker
Phil appears on the following Kimnara releases:
Phil Slater Quartet: The Thousands
Matt McMahon: Paths and Streams
Band of Five Names: Empty Gardens
Band of Five Names: Band of Five Names
Visit Phil at www.philslater.com