PHILLIPS, singer, composer, arranger, conductor, producer, has been
active in almost every area of the music business. She began her
career as a singer/pianist in clubs such as No. 1 Fifth Avenue, on
television with the Ray Charles Singers, and on hundreds of
recording sessions with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Carole King
and Mahalia Jackson. As a soloist, her classic album,
Be Blue" has recently been re-released to rave reviews. On
her most recent CD,
she sings with such
old friends as Dave Brubeck and Marian McPartland.
Anne is widely known in the industry as the writer/arranger/producer
of many national commercials among them "Taste That Beats The
Others Cold" for Pepsi Cola which she arranged and produced
for such rock stars as the Four Tops, and Martha and the Vandellas.
Some of her memorable melodies won her Cleo, Pen and Ink and Cannes
Film Festival awards.
show, "Bending Towards The Light...A Jazz Nativity,"
the Christmas story told through the medium of jazz, has starred
such greats as Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton and Tito Puente and
"a new New York Christmas tradition."
New York Magazine
Her musical, "Damn
Everything But The Circus," book by Stephanie Braxton, music
and lyrics by Anne Phillips is nearing a New York production with a
reading at Playwrights Horizon in December. Her children's musical,"The
Great Grey Ghost of Old Spook Lane" is performed around the
country, her Easter Mass,
"Sing, For The Lord Has Risen,"
was given its debut performance at St. Patrick's Cathedral; and
another recent work
"What Are We Doing To our World?"
had a showcase production at The Players Club this fall. In order to
introduce inner-city children to the Great American Song, Anne and
her husband jazz saxophonist Bob Kindred, have begun
Children's Jazz Choirs. through their not-for-profit
Anne has been
a National Trustee of NARAS, the Recording Academy, was on the
faculty of the NYU Jazz Department and is a recipient of the Heart
of Gold Award from the Best Friends Foundation for her work with her
Children's Jazz Choirs.
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