Artist Gallery Photo

Philip Lassiter's Philthy Funk

Tue, Jul 30 -
Wed, Jul 31, 2019




$30.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, bandleader Philip Lassiter with his LA based soul band. Band members: Philip Lassiter (band leader - Prince/ Kirk Franklin), Eric Seats (drums - Patti LaBelle/Aaliyah), Xavier Taplan (keys - Prince/Toto), Allen Cato (guitar - Prince/Meschell Ndegeocello), Jimmie Neuble (bass - Andre Crouch), Farnell Newton (trumpet - Jill Scott/Bootsy Collins), Mariah Maxwell (vocals - Smokey Robinson), Josephine Rojer (vocals - Snarky Puppy), Kyle Molitor (trombone). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm, doors at 6:00pm.

artist info

Phil Lassiter is one of the dopeest musicians I know, and the best horn arranger of all time. -Bobby Sparks

“the genius of phil is to marry his masterpiece arrangements that concludes the story of the song. his sound lifts the idea off of the paper until you feel it in your chest”. -Kirk Franklin

“What do you need to know about Phil Lassiter? His trumpet playing is awesome, he writes ridiculous (in a good way!) horn arrangements, he’s a great song writer, he possesses a deep understanding of the history of music – where it’s been and where it’s heading, and he’s a great cat on top of it all. Not to mention, his band Philthy just flat out slams! Across the board Phil is making music that appeals to the professional musician as well as the casual listener. He’s the real deal!” -Jeff Coffin/Dave Matthews Band

To attempt to truly define the bombastic brilliance of this jazz trumpeter turned singer-songwriter would be like trying to catch a bear with a mousetrap. A multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalist, Philthy’s piano is his pulpit as he commands the stage with the bravado of a revolutionary. With the best backing band in music city as his army, it’s an invasion of the senses that leaves your body aching for more and your feet tapping the beat for days to come.

Traversing America introduced Philthy to a cavalcade of artists who would help shape his musical career. Aged 6 he unwittingly met his first love – the piano – and began belting out Amazing Grace like no other kid in Mobile, Alabama. Being the son of a preacher – a man “who sweated every ounce until he was red in the face” – Philthy learned how to captivate an audience and he’s taken that spirit on his own unique mission ever since.

St Louis brought the beauty of big band noise and an ear for improvisation, while College in Florida harnessed his gift on the trumpet and natural ability as a jazz pianist. Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Chet Baker were now inspiring his sound and firing his soul. Full-blooded Cherokee Indian, Lee Rucker, taught Philthy a thing or two on trumpet, before he was broadening his horizons further, playing salsa and Merengue while travelling with a group of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.

The sounds of Gospel, Soul, Jazz, Salsa, and Funk were colliding ideas inside Philthy’s brilliantly twisted mind like a tornado fighting a hurricane. His near decade in Dallas put him under the wing of some of the most talented cats on the planet brought like Bernard Wright, Bobby Sparks, and Keith Anderson and so many others, who messed up his mind in the best possible way. This unique sound led to his being tapped as an arranger with multi-platinum artists including Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Al Jarreau, Anthony Hamilton, Frankie Beverly, Ledisi, Regina Belle and Timbaland.

Philthy has been imbued with the soul of a musical saviour and the manic energy of a deliciously decadent devil. With the humor and lyrical flow of Slim Shady before the music biz ate him up, Philthy could be the lovechild of Andre 3000 and Aretha Franklin, with James Brown laying down the blessing. He gives his life to bring music to yours. He’s been given a gift and wants you to share in it. This party’s just getting started!

videos

upcoming shows

Artist Gallery Photo

Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums)

Thu, Jun 27 - Sun, Jun 30

Guitarist Bill Frisell is widely known as one of the most versatile players in jazz history, despite possessing an always instantly recognizable warm, bell-like tone on his instrument, no matter what he happens to be playing.

info
Artist Gallery Photo

The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra presented by The Monterey Jazz Festival

Mon, Jul 1

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival brings together 21 of the most accomplished high school jazz musicians from across the country to form an all-star touring jazz orchestra. The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra meets each summer to rehearse with Education Director Paul Contos before embarking on a domestic or international tour!

info
Artist Gallery Photo

Acoustic Alchemy - CD Release Celebration!

Tue, Jul 2 - Sun, Jul 7

Touring in support of their new release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have received droves of critical acclaim for their albums and three Grammy nominations.

info
full calendar