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Phil Traynor

Phil has been a musician for about 40 years. He plays drums, bass, keyboards, and guitars. Phil's early influences that pointed him toward the Jazz world include Chuck Mangione, Pat Metheny, Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra, Tim Weisberg, Harry Connick Jr, and the Bob Mintzer Big Band. Phil is also heavily into many independent artists. Being an indie himself, Phil is a staunch advocate of the independent music community. Most of you buy records, and don't even realize how many thousands upon thousands of musicians, singers, and songwriters there are that have every bit of the talent, drive, and skill of the mainstream music community, but they just haven't found the right break. Phil lives in St. Petersburg Florida. Phil and his lovely bride Bonnie share their house with their fantastically cool daughter Abby, and furry critter of the feline persuasion, Sunshine.

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”The song is inspiring much jammingness in my loins, and my funk bone doth quiver mightily.” - Artie J - Artistarea.com

“This is as good as anything out there in smooth jazz today, in my opinion and based upon what I have heard.” - Chris Burnett, ASR Records Jazz recording artist

“I'm here to persuade you to check out his take on smooth instrumental jazz over at www.artistlaunch.com/llarion - its been decades since I've been blown away as much as I have with this guy's music. So what's going on? Well, forget Easy Listening, Smooth Jazz, etc. For sure, that's happening with Phil's sound - however, Phil's very own description 'Melodic Fusion' is perhaps a better indication of what you are going to get

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