World premier performance of new works from multi-award winning trumpeter and composer and his most notable jazz quintet. Representations of place and...
Phil Slater Quintet
280 Cleveland St
World premier performance of new works from multi-award winning trumpeter and composer and his most notable jazz quintet. Representations of place and landscape in contemporary Australian music.
BCA W'gong MMus ANU GradDipInfoMngt
Lecturer in Trumpet
C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney
Phil 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. Phil 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.
He has performed in the Company B productions of Stuff Happens and Exit the King, as well as the Sydney Theatre Company productions of Mother Courage and The Sunshine Club. He has appeared as a featured soloist on many soundtrack recordings including Me Myself I, Three Dollars, Candy, Solo, Sample People and the TV series Wildside and Grass Roots.
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 to critical acclaim and has released three Band of Five Name recordings (Band of Five Names in 1998, Severance in 2002, and Empty Gardens in 2006). His latest recording is The Thousands.