Phil Dunlap

Musician, Educator, Non-Profit Arts Professional


Dear Louis: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, featuring Phil Dunlap and the St. Louis Hot Seven
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dear Louis: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, featuring Phil Dunlap and the St. Louis Hot Seven

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A new venture by pianist Phil Dunlap, the St. Louis Hot Sevens is an all-star group of Saint Louis musicians assembled to pay homage to Louis Armstrong and his venerable groups, the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens. Originally named after the number of musicians in each group, the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens made some of the greatest early jazz recordings, exemplifying the sound of hot jazz and solidifying Armstrong as a leader and jazz improviser. Working with transcriptions of original recordings from the mid to late 1920s, this group features some of Armstrong’s best-known compositions from this era, highlighting some of his greatest contributions to music. The St. Louis Hot Sevens features Adam Hucke (trumpet), Ben Reece (clarinet), Cody Henry (trombone), Lamar Harris (tuba), Phil Dunlap (piano), TJ Muller (banjo), and Kaleb Kirby (drums).

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Rent Party Concert
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Rent Party Concert

Even though I will be in Thailand during this concert, it is one of my own creation. I am very excited about it, but sad that I will not be able to be in attendance. 

This concert is FREE, and is a collaboration with COCA (Center of Creative Arts) and is a celebration of the music of the Harlem Renaissance. It is an era of music that I love and one that is rich nuances and artistry. The music presented will include selections from Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Jimmie Lunceford, James P. Johnson, Jelly Roll Morton, Mary Lou Williams, and Louis Armstrong. 

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2017 Thailand Jazz Workshop
Mar
2
to Mar 11

2017 Thailand Jazz Workshop

The 2017 Thailand Jazz Workshop is the first jazz camp to be held in the South East Asia featuring international jazz artist/educators from the United States and Thailand.

I will be teaching at this camp for one week, and working with some of the best students in Thailand and south Asia. I am honored to join a stellar faculty that includes Thai faculty members of Rangsit University, as well as musicians from the United States. The US faculty includes Allison Miller (drums), Gary Hobbs (drums), Dave Glenn (trombone, Dr. Gene Aitken (jazz ensembles), Greg Goebel (piano), Kyle Gregory (trumpet), Damian Erskine (bass), Christine Guter (vocals), Rob Thomas (strings), and Mike Dana (guitar).

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Birth of the Cool - 60th Anniversary Celebration
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Birth of the Cool - 60th Anniversary Celebration

Join me at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as I pay tribute to Miles Davis's landmark recording, which was released in 1957 as Birth of the Cool.

The Birth of the Cool was released in mid-February 1957 as a compilation LP by Capitol Records. the selections come from recordings made by Miles Davis, Max Roach, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz and others in 1949-50. While these tracks had been previously issued as 78 rpm singles, the LP release gave a name to a movement of young musicians who were playing this new "cool" style of bebop, launching the careers of Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz and John Lewis. The arrangements themselves represent an early collaboration of Miles Davis with arranger Gil Evans. The pair would later create Miles Ahead, Sketches of Spain and many of the most iconic recordings of Davis' career.

Joining me in this tribute will be a cast of fabulous Kansas City musicians.

Hermon Mehari - trumpet
Marcus Lewis - trombone
Forest Stewart - horn
Bill McKemy - tuba
Dan Thomas - alto sax
Todd Wilkinson - bari sax
Phil Dunlap - piano
Jeff Harshbarger - bass
Todd Strait - drums

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Seminar - Why Government Should be Working for You
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Seminar - Why Government Should be Working for You

This event is a program of the Missouri Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Come share in a panel discussion to learn the best strategies for increasing your fundraising from government sources. This interactive panel will outline and invite participant dialogue on legislation, lobbying, and your organization’s interaction with state and local government. Learn how to get involved with the policies affecting your industry and promote your nonprofit’s key issues.

Participants will include:
Ellie Glenn - Director of Government Relations for St. Louis Children's Hospital
Phil Dunlap - Director of Education and Community Engagement, Jazz St. Louis

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 AM to 11:30 am: Program

Cost: $30.00 to AFP members, $45.00 to non-AFP members.

Location: Jazz At The Bistro

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88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson
Oct
15
9:30 PM21:30

88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson

It’s less about dueling pianos than four hands coming together to form a cohesive, purposeful swing. Adaron “Pops” Jackson and Phil Dunlap will simultaneously take to the stage filled with two concert grand pianos for a musical experience highlighting some of the greatest pianists of all time, from Ellington to Monk to Corea.

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88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson

It’s less about dueling pianos than four hands coming together to form a cohesive, purposeful swing. Adaron “Pops” Jackson and Phil Dunlap will simultaneously take to the stage filled with two concert grand pianos for a musical experience highlighting some of the greatest pianists of all time, from Ellington to Monk to Corea.

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88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson
Oct
14
9:30 PM21:30

88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson

It’s less about dueling pianos than four hands coming together to form a cohesive, purposeful swing. Adaron “Pops” Jackson and Phil Dunlap will simultaneously take to the stage filled with two concert grand pianos for a musical experience highlighting some of the greatest pianists of all time, from Ellington to Monk to Corea.

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88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

88 Squared: Phil Dunlap and Adaron "Pops" Jackson

It’s less about dueling pianos than four hands coming together to form a cohesive, purposeful swing. Adaron “Pops” Jackson and Phil Dunlap will simultaneously take to the stage filled with two concert grand pianos for a musical experience highlighting some of the greatest pianists of all time, from Ellington to Monk to Corea.

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Jazz, Race, and Politics
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz, Race, and Politics

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I am not performing on this event, but am producing it on behalf of Jazz St. Louis. The event is free and features a talk by Dr. Vernon Mitchell, Jr. on ways in which jazz musicians (both past and present) have used their medium as a method to affect social change. Following the talk is a performance of Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, We Insist! This work is rarely performed and is just as appropriate today as it was when it was recorded in 1960. Performing the work are Bob DeBoo (bass), Martin Morrison (drums), Danny Campbell (trumpet), Cody Henry (trombone), Ben Reece (tenor saxophone), and Kim Fuller (vocals).

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Phil Dunlap Nonet Plays Birth of the Cool at the Miles Davis Jazz Festival
Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Phil Dunlap Nonet Plays Birth of the Cool at the Miles Davis Jazz Festival

Headlining the Miles Davis Jazz Festival, the Phil Dunlap Nonet pays tribute to the great Miles Davis and is work with with Gil Evans, John Lewis, and Gerry Mulligan. Originally recorded in 1949, the works composed for this ensemble (which includes tuba and french horn) were later released as the legendary album, Birth of the Cool. Join us at the MD Jazz Festival for a great performance of music that you won't see anywhere else! Tickets and information can be found HERE.

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