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South City Jazz | Hosted by West Byrd | w/Saxophonist Mike Phillips


What’s Happening?

If there’s one particular word which comes to mind while both describing critically hailed saxophonist MIKE PHILLIPS and an ongoing theme of his illustrious music career within the jazz, R&B and even hip-hop worlds, it would be “authentic.”

Phillips latest groove-driven smooth-jazz musical offering, Pulling Off The Covers, cleverly turns out to be not only the soundtrack of his life but many of ours as well. “When you’re doing a cover, you do it your way…you do it how you do it,” Phillips explains of both the title and overall approach to his multi-influenced new set. “The song has to have swag and personality, and a harmonic or melodic outlook on something that already exists.

At the age of 16, Mike made an impromptu debut at New York City’s Wilson’s night club in 1993.  He became a regular presence at various open-mic jam sessions in Manhattan’s live music scene, and soon thereafter found himself scoring sessions and sideman work within jazz, R&B and hip-hop circles. He soon signed with Hidden Beach recordings, and in 2001 began touring as the opening act for Jill Scott.  He later began performing with “Prince” from 2004 – 2012. 

If there’s one particular word which comes to mind while both describing critically hailed saxophonist MIKE PHILLIPS and an ongoing theme of his illustrious music career within the jazz, R&B and even hip-hop worlds, it would be “authentic.”

Phillips latest groove-driven smooth-jazz musical offering, Pulling Off The Covers, cleverly turns out to be not only the soundtrack of his life but many of ours as well. “When you’re doing a cover, you do it your way…you do it how you do it,” Phillips explains of both the title and overall approach to his multi-influenced new set. “The song has to have swag and personality, and a harmonic or melodic outlook on something that already exists.

At the age of 16, Mike made an impromptu debut at New York City’s Wilson’s night club in 1993.  He became a regular presence at various open-mic jam sessions in Manhattan’s live music scene, and soon thereafter found himself scoring sessions and sideman work within jazz, R&B and hip-hop circles. He soon signed with Hidden Beach recordings, and in 2001 began touring as the opening act for Jill Scott.  He later began performing with “Prince” from 2004 – 2012. 

About The Organization
St. James LIVE! is a beautiful live music venue that features Jazz, R&B and Blues. Our seating is creatively stationed for the true live music lover. Every seat is up close and personal. There is plenty of room to groove to the smooth sounds or to simply enjoy listening to renowned artists from around the world. We offer Great Live Music, Great Customer Service, Great Food and Fine Wine. “Expect the Unexpected”
When & Where?
Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm
St. James Live
3220 Butner Rd
Atlanta, Georgia
$20.00

Special Instructions
COVID-19 compliant, Masks & Temperature check required, Tables w/ 6ft Separation

What To Expect

Instrumental

Beer

Wine

Dinner

Other Dancing

Live Music

Spirits

Nightlife

Jazz Music

American

Soul


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