Phill Albert
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Phill Albert

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
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"In the Big World" my first album as a leader, is enjoying excellent feedback, sales, and enthusiasm.

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Phill Albert is a sought after professional bassist who has recently relocated to Toronto, Ontario. Phill has recently released his first record as leader called “In the Big World” which features original compositions and touching renditions of familiar songs. Already achieving substantial success, Phill’s personal blend of many musical styles is refreshing for many. As a professional performer both on Double Bass and Electric Bass, Phill has played over 1000 shows on over 50 recordings. Phill grew up in a musical home on the exceptionally artistic Saltspring Island, B.C. and started playing music at age five, as both his parents were successful musicians. Needless to say, music is in his bones! Phill explored and became proficient on many instruments including: drums, guitar, trumpet, electric and acoustic bass, and voice. As a musician and an artist, Phill’s passion for music has been expressed in composition in a variety of styles from an early age. Phill is a graduate from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music in Jazz studies.

Phill has had the pleasure to play at many of Canada’s festivals including Vancouver International Jazz fest (2011) with his west coast group Departure, Victoria Jazz Festival (2008, 20011), Watson Lake Music Festival, Nanaimo Blues Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Sunshine Coast Music Festival, Guelph Jazz Fest (2011), just to name a few. Phill has performed with many Canada’s finest musicians including: Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer, The Mike Harriot, Pat Coleman, Brent Jarvis, Tony Wilson, George McFetridge, Buff Allen, Ross Taggart, Nick Fraser, Brad Turner, Tony Genge, John Capon, Haley Sales, Monik Nordine, Alex Goodman, and many others.

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