Hey there! I'm Philip - I'm a guitarist, composer and educator living in Cologne (Germany).

Although my guitar-playing and composing is highly jazz influenced, you probably won't argue to hear lots of other influences in my music. What Santana once said about Coltrane: "He´s playing life!" does definitely apply to me as well. My life has always been full with Rock, Funk, Blues, Soul and Hip Hop. So that's all me, I´d say... 

I started by playing Classical guitar though, then became a youth-student at the Conservatory of Hamburg (Germany), my hometown, first and went on to do my Bachelor and Master Degree in Jazz Guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).​ During the course of my career I won a bunch of prizes for both my guitar-playing and my (Bigband-) compositions and I was lucky to share the stage with fantastic musicians in numerous European countries and in South Africa and India.

I am leading my trio PC ENERGETIC, recently released a solo-guitar album and am working closely with the Neo-Soul singer Rakel Salazar, who also happens to be my wife. We have a beautiful daughter together, who is teaching me more about life - and therefore music - than any conservatory can ever do.

I hope you enjoy my website!

 

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