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A look inside The Jazz Gallery

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Simply put, Philip Dizack‘s early career has been marked by honors. He received a full tuition scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music, was invited to join the NFAA Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Fellowship All-Stars, was named a third-place winner of the 2004 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, won the John Coltrane Scholarship, and took first place in the 2005 National Trumpet Competition. In the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, it was no surprise to see Dizack listed as the youngest semifinalist. That year, Philip was also profiled by DownBeat as one of “25 Trumpet Players For the Future.”

Behind all of this recognition is a history of apprenticing under some of the idiom’s great bandleaders. Philip has cut his teeth in ensembles led by Bobby WatsonNicholas PaytonEddie Palmieri, and Orrin Evans, among others. He has also devoted himself to his own pursuits as a leader; in 2005, Philip released his debut album, Beyond A Dream, via the Fresh Sound imprint. Recently, the trumpeter has been applying the finishing touches to his sophomore effort, End of an Era, which will be released by Truth Revolution Records in November.

End of an Era features the saxophonist Jake Saslow, the percussionist Reinaldo DeJesus, and two separate rhythm sections: one includes the pianist Aaron Parks, the bassist Linda Oh, and the drummer Kendrick Scott; the other spotlights the bassist Joe Sanders and the drummer Justin Brown. A third of the album also features arrangements for a sixty-piece studio orchestra, which resulted from Philips collaboration with the producer and composer Charles Schiermeyer.

Philip’s first appearance as a leader at The Gallery was in 2010, and we welcome him back to our stage on Thursday night for his second performance, which will feature the saxophonist Jake Saslow, the pianist Eden Ladin, the bassist Linda Oh, and the drummer Justin Brown.

Listen to samples from End of an Era below:

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