Born: March 16, 1952
I have two main groups now: The Philip Baumgarten Trio and Pot, Baumgarten & Friends. Pot, Baumgarten & Friends is a band that plays a crossover of folk, jazz, Latin, pop and classical music. We've just recorded a second CD with this group that will be released in June 2012. I don't think there's another group in the world that sounds like us, not only because of the strange cross over that grew out of these musicians with theit diverse backgrounds, but also because of the instrumemts we use: vibraphone, cello, diatonic accordion, piano and double bass in one bsand. The Philip Baumgarten Trio is the fulfillment of a wish I've had for quite some time now: playing jazz the way I like best with fantastic musicians I like to play the most...