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Mike Phillips

today February 13, 2023my_locationCity Winery


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World-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today.  Mike is the first musician signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, home of the Air Jordan, and is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder, as a member of the band and a featured soloist.

Mike toured for nearly two years as part of the band for ‘Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL Tour’ by Cirque du Soleil.  And music superstar Prince knew what audiences around the world know… when Mike Phillips puts his saxophone to his lips, magic is about to happen. Prince once quoted “I was offstage, listening to Michael Phillips take his solo. I was thinking ‘Wow, listen to those people responding, and all he’s doing is playing a saxophone.’ They can feel that what he’s doing is real. So many shows now…they are so dead. But here’s one man breathing into an instrument, and the whole room feels alive. It made me want to rise up to that level when I came back onstage.” Prince, Rolling Stone, 5/27/04

Mike has played three halftimes NFL shows with various artists and served as Music Director for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Mike Phillips’ other television performances have included the Grammys, the Soul Train Awards and as host of his own show “Mike’s World” on BET network channel Centric which thrilled millions of viewers. Mike’s solo albums “You Have Reached Mike Phillips”, “Uncommon Denominator”, “M.P.3”, and “Pulling Off The Covers”, all debuted in the Top #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart.  Phillips latest released the self-entitled album “Mike Phillips”, landing #1 on Apple Music Top Albums-Jazz chart.


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Begin February 13, 2023 H 7:30 pm
Location City Winery
Address 609 Lafayette St
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