Phil Slater

Phil SlaterPhil Slater is a multi award winning Australian trumpeter and composer based in Sydney. He is the leader or co-leader of several bands including the Phil Slater Quartet and Band of Five names.

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      

Daorum: Daorum

Matt McMahon: Paths and Streams

Band of Five Names: Empty Gardens      

Band of Five Names: Band of Five Names

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