Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Philip Dizack, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, started trying to play music at the age of 10. After two failed attempts at the alto saxophone and trombone, Dizack knew the trumpet was for him. Raised by his mother and father, neither of which were musicians; Dizacks teachings were from recordings. Falling in love with Miles Davis' 'Just Squeeze Me', Dizack was introduced to the World of Jazz. Through the next few years, Dizack was inspired by the playing of Miles Davis, Nicholas Payton, Lee Morgan and Louis Armstrong. By the time he hit high school, his path in life was clear. Trumpet.
Philip Dizack graduated from the renowned Milwaukee High School of the Arts in 2003. Later that year, under the direction of Justin DiCioccio he toured as a member of the Stan Getz/ Clifford Brown All Stars performing in the United States, Canada, and Japan. In August of 2003, Dizack began attending the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, pursuing a bachelors degree in jazz trumpet performance. Since then, Dizack has been named third place winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition in 2004, first place winner of the National Trumpet Competition in 2005, and most recently, the winner of the highly prestigious 2005 Carmine Caruso International Solo Jazz Competition.
In August of 2005, Philip Dizack recorded and released his debut recording, Beyond a Dream on the Barcelonan based label, Fresh Sound Records. On the recording, Dizack includes his young contemporaries along with the elder statesman yet young lion Greg Tardy. After the release of Beyond a Dream, Dizack temporarily joined Greg Tardy, playing in some of New York Citys famed jazz clubs. In December of 2005, Dizack took his band to perform at the Barcelona Jazz Fest in Spain. Since then Dizack has performed and recorded with the likes of Roy Haynes, Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Harvie S, Terrell Stafford, Ingred Jensen, Willie Jones III, Brian Lynch, Sean Conly, John Riley, Marcus Gilmore, Aaron Goldberg, and many more.