Celebrating Tina Phillips—Women’s History Month
Tina Phillips is a respected Jazz artist, songwriter, and educator based in the Denver region.
Influenced most by Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughn, Charlie Parker and her dear friends Sheila Jordan and Art Lande. Her style is versatile; including straight ahead, bebop, blues, and Latin Jazz.
Her charismatic on-stage performance is the finishing touch.
Tina is a Denver native and attended the University of Colorado as a vocal performance major. She is a vocal coach, clinician, award winning billboard songwriter and performed as the vocalist in the Young Audience Jazz Band. Tina also performed with internationally known jazz musicians, Art Lande, Eric Gunnison, Paul Warburton, Mark Simon, Bruno Carr and so many more.
When asked about her favorite jazz song, Tina said:
“I could never pick a favorite jazz song. Each time I do a tune It’s completely different then before and I fall in love over and over with the tunes I do at each concert. I believe all songs are potential jazz songs that’s why I do Beatles and other pop songs as well as The Great American Song. We have a version of Fever that goes with the bass line of Ina Godda da Vida that we call Inna Godda da Feva. Anything to me can be turned into jazz and I get inspired to find those new things that we can play with to bring fun and joy to ourselves and those we share the music with. It’s an adventure.” You can find out more about Tina at her website and Voyage Denver.
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