Brigham Phillips has been on the Toronto music scene for 25 years as a player (piano and trumpet), bandleader, teacher, producer, composer and arranger, performing jazz, pop, Dixieland, theatre and orchestral music. His CD “And It Really Was” featuring Canadian jazz greats Guido Basso and Mike Murley was nominated for a Juno in 2002 and won Brigham the National Jazz Award for Producer of the Year. In the summer of 2008 Brigham went to Moscow twice to record the Moscow Festival Orchestra performing his arrangements of Celtic classics and songs from the American songbook.
Brigham was musical director for John McDermott for 15 years and is currently the musical director for David Clayton-Thomas (of Blood, Sweat and Tears fame). Recent theatrical work includes the Toronto production of The Toxic Avenger (Dec. 2009) and Miss Saigon (July 2010). He has had the opportunity to work in most areas of the music business, including performer, bandleader, musical director, arranger, composer, and teacher/clinician.
Brigham’s strength is his versatility. He plays both piano/keyboard and trumpet, sings, and plays many types of music – pop, jazz/blues, big band/dance band, Dixieland, shows, musical theatre, ethnic, solo piano, and computer/MIDI music.