PHIL BOWLER Newtown, Ct 06470-2776 E-Mail: mailto:[email protected]
WORK/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Self-Employed Professional Jazz Musician, 1996-Present
MEMBER OF GROUPS LED BY THE FOLLOWING: JACKIE MCLEAN – 1968 – 1972 RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – 1972 – 1976 WYNTON MARSALIS – 1982 – 1983 JON FADDIS – 1984 -1986 TERENCE BLANCHARD & DONALD HARRISON – 1986-1988 BENNY GOLSON - 1989 MAX ROACH – 1990 HORACE SILVER -1996 JACKIE MCLEAN - 2000 -2005
AFFILIATIONS: Host of Own Radio Show, “Jazz Adventures”, 1984 -2013, WPKN Bridgeport, CT Broadcast live for over 29 years to Fairfield County, Connecticut. Creator/compiler of WPKN “Jazz & Blues Line”, on air/online music entertainment directory. Trainer of staff on broadcasting/computer/audio equipment. Elected Station Music Director 1999 thru 2009 – leads acquisitions, inventory and organization of the music library in all musical styles by soliciting record label/distribution product; reporting play lists to CMJ online reporting service; handling station/record company interactions. Selected Best Radio Personality by Variety (national entertainment trades magazine).
American Federation of Musicians, Fairfield County Local 52-626; (2000-2002) Elected President of 250-member union local. Fully handled computer office conversion. Redirecting membership drive. Revised membership directory after 10 years in 2001 Worked with AFM National Headquarters, New York City. Member of AFM National Diversity Committee.