Allison Philips is a Brooklyn-based trumpet player, composer, and educator. Philips is a trumpet player’s trumpet player. From the traditional trio setting to genre-bending explorations via electronics, Allison is always searching for new ground.
Jazz Scene has called The Allison Philips Trio “an invigorating listen that probes, as Ornette Coleman did, the line between song and sonic exploration.” The group released their first EP in 2017 and will be releasing their first album “Placement and Longing” in 2021. Philips also co-leadsthe “DeiCont | Philips Collective” a group which Hot House Magazine has called “one of the most exciting emerging groups in NY”. The Allison Philips Trio and the DeiCont | Philips Collective have toured domestically and throughout Europe and Canada.
Allison has also performed with Sara McDonald’s “NY Chillharmonic”, The Chronometer’s Orchestra, Phil’s Music Lab, Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Bigband, the BVR Flamenco Orchestra, Zulema’s Mambo Queens, and many others. She has performed on many acclaimed stages, including The Bimhuis, The North Sea Jazz Festival, The Bern Jazz Festival, The Festival of New Trumpet Music, Le Poisson Rouge, PENG Festival, 54 Below, The Jazz Standard, NJPAC, and many others.
Philips holds a BFA in Jazz Performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City and an MM in Jazz Performance from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands