Ben Phillips

Ben P.

Chicago, IL

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Ages 14+

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Hi! My name is Ben and I'm a Chicago based trumpeter. I've been playing the trumpet for almost 15 years and I'm eager to pass on my knowledge to you! I graduated from Lawrence University in 2015 with a bachelors degree in trumpet performance, and I recently graduated from DePaul University with a masters degree in Jazz Studies. I have also studied abroad at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Jan Oostof and Ruud Bruels of the WDR Big Band.

I play trumpet for Chicago based soul/funk band Bassel and the SupernaturaIs, and I have performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Summerfest Music Festival in Milwaukee, and Chicago favorites such as the Green Mill, Andy's Jazz Club, and The Jazz Showcase.

I can help you improve your fundamentals of trumpet playing, musicality, and jazz improvisation.

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M.M. Jazz Studies
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
DePaul University
B.M. Trumpet Performance, Jazz Emphasis
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Lawrence University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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"Mistakes" by Bassel and the Supernaturals
"Aleppo" by Bassel and the Supernaturals
With Bassel and the Supernaturals at Summer Camp Music Festival

Photo by Ben P.

Performing with the Converatorium van Amsterdam Concert Jazz Band at the North Sea Jazz Festival (top right)

Performing at the Amsterdam Blue Note
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