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Phil Traynor

Phil has been a musician for over 45 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 Florida. Phil and his lovely bride Bonnie share their house with their fantastically cool daughter Abby, and furry critters of the feline persuasion

Phil is originally from Syracuse NY, He went to Liverpool High School in Liverpool NY, where an intense love of music was fostered and developed.


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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 - it's 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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Spyro Gyra
band/orchestra
Bob James
piano
Jeff Lorber
keyboards
Chuck Mangione
flugelhorn
Pat Metheny
guitar
Yellowjackets
band/orchestra
Donald Fagen
keyboards
Sting
bass, electric

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Still Life

Independent
2014

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Autumn Breeze

Llarion's Lair Music
2010

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Heaven

Llarion's Lair Music
2008

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A Dichotomy of Silence

Llarion's Lair Music
2003

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