Pam Drews Phillips
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Pam Drews Phillips

Wilson, Wyoming, United States | SELF

Wilson, Wyoming, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Jazz


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"About town"

"I certainly want to see more of this girl" - Cincinnati Post


"The strength and melodic independence of her left hand are particularly pleasing. The music is heavenly." - The Chicago Tribune

"Phillips' Open Country shows her true colors"

"Her playing is luscious and lovely...alternating beween rich, wide ranging chords and crisp but angular single note lines." - Jackson Hole News

"Fitzgerald's brand of jazz and Ravinia make fine duo"

"On this occasion, his (Nelson Riddle) band comprised such top Chicago musicians as saxophonists Ed Peterson, Roger Pemberton and Kenny Soderbloom. The band swung in a very controlled fashion, but swung nevertheless. Particularly impressive was pianist Pam Drews (Phillips), whose playing was strong and spare, deliberate and forceful. Riddle's praise of her as a top "girl band piano player" was a little on the faint side, as even he acknowledged." - Chicago Tribune


"Open Country"



Jazz pianist Pam Drews Phillips enchants audiences with her wide variety of piano styles. While pianist-conductor-composer Pam Drews Phillips can and has played it all-classical, Broadway, New Age, pop...-it's as a jazz performer that she particularly shines. From New York City to her adopted hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyo., she makes fans and friends with her impeccable taste, towering technique and an eclecticism born of a genuine love of song. A constant presence in the music scene, she has built a wide reputation as a consummate musician, enthusiastic educator and vigilant advocate for the arts.
After triumphing in her native Chicago, Phillips lit out for New York City where she conducted the Broadway companies of "Crazy for You" and "Jerome Robbins' Broadway," the National company of "On Your Toes" and the National and Scandinavian companies of "Evita." As a kayboardist, she performed in many Broadway shows and on cast and concert recordings as well as film work. Concert performances include work with the American Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, American Theater Orchestra and Grand Teton Music Festival. Highlights of her jazz career include working with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Lainie Kazan, Betty Buckley, Paul Wertico, and the Manhattan Rhythm KIngs.
As a composer, she received a National Endowment Grant to write the music for the musical "Petticoat Rules" for the American Composers' Forum's Continental Harmony project. She composed and recorded a CD of her own original music, "Open Country" , a musical portrait of the many faces and facets of her adopted home, Jackson Hole, in rag, folk, ballads, jazz, and work inspired by Native American legend.