Allan Phillips

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Allan Phillips
Allan Phillips
Allan Phillips holding his Emmy award in 2008
Background information
Origin Maracaibo, Venezuela
Genres Jazz, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Latín, Film Score, Funk, Brazilian, Classical
Occupations Music producer, composer, arranger, and musician
Instruments Percussion, Keyboard, Strings, and Winds
Years active 1976 - present
Associated acts Fattburger, The Soul Collective, Sancorpé, Les Mc Cann, Larry Harlow, Óscar D'Leon, Tito Allen, Big Mountain, Deana Martín, Alfredo De La Fé.
Website AllanPhillips.com

Allan Phillips was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He's a music producer, composer, arranger, and musician now residing in Southern California. His musical style is a blend of contemporary music with ethnic elements from around the world. On October 18 of 2008, he won an Emmy Award for the musical score of the Public Television series Grannies on Safari. In September 2009 Allan Phillips got a Grammy nomination for production of Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón's Kimba Fá. In 2011, his composition Moon/Luna Llena was chosen as a wake up call song for the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-134 mission commanded by Capt. Mark Kelly.[1][2][3] Also in 2011, music he composed and produced for Clark Marketing Solutions earned three Awards of Distinction from the 2011 Communicator Awards in the categories of audio production, jingle production [4] and video production/use of graphics [5] for work created for automotive client Diamond Valley Honda.

Biography[edit]

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Allan Phillips' early musical roots are in Afro-indigenous street music, and over the years he has expanded his craft onto a blend of Latin, pop, funk, jazz, African, hip hop, dance, Caribbean/reggae, rock, soul/r&b, Brazilian, Mediterranean, Asian, European, country, ambient/new age, and classical.[6]

Allan currently works as a music producer, composer/arranger, and multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, percussion, strings, and wind instruments). He has worked with Al Jarreau, Abe Laboriel, Alex Acuña, Argenis Carruyo, Big Mountain, Bob Hope, Boney James, Brenda Russell, Camilo Azuquita, Carlos Guedes, Donna Summer, Daniel Alvarado, Eva Ayllón, Fattburger, Greg Adams, Habib Koité, Jaime Valle, Jeff Lorber, Juice Newton, Justo Almario, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, Kirk Whalum, Mundell Lowe, Nancy Ramos, Native Vibe, Lila Morillo, Luis Enrique, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Patti LaBelle, Peter White, Pete Spreague, Regino Gimenez, Rick Braun, Sancorpé, San Diego Symphony, Sara Evans, Sérgio Mendes, Steven Bishop, Sheila E., Tito Puente, Tom Scott, Thomas Mapfumo, Up With People, U.S.I.U Mozart Plus Orchestra, Vusi Mahlasela, and Zap Mama.

Currently Performs with:

  • Fattburger [3]
  • Soul Collective [4]
  • Gene Perry [5]
  • Sol e Mar [6]
  • Peter Pupping [7]

Compositions/arrangements and orchestrations[edit]

  • Composed and produced music cues for:
  • Film:
    • Somewhere Between, 2009
    • Hope on a Red Bucket (documentary), 2008
    • Dog Tales (documentary), 2008
    • Lomita Ghosts (indie short), 2007
    • The Rhythm Collector (documentary), 2007
    • Si Se Puede (documentary), 2006
    • World Dance Workout (DVD), 2006
    • Tijuana Jews (feature), 2005
    • Family Values in the Goddess Years, 1999
    • Love Always (feature), 1996
    • Break of Dawn (feature), 1988
  • Theatre:
    • Rule My World (Urban Opera), 2009
    • The New Mambo Kings (Musical), 2009
    • Latin Gems (Musical), 2004
    • Latin Twist (Musical), 2000
    • Blood Wedding (Play), 1983

Discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Genre Label
2012 Nirvana Singh Sounds of Nirvana World Music Momenta Records
2011 Robert Incelli Asi Se Goza! Latin Jazz RIC Records
2011 Katia Riquelme Living in a Car Rock Petalo Blue, L.L.C.
2011 Natalya Phillips Whisper Singer/songwriter TOL
2011 Peter Pupping Band Cafe Pacifico Latin
2011 Jose Molina Serrano Moon/Luna Llena (single) Adult Contemporary
2010 Natalya Phillips You Remind Me of Christmas (single) Holiday TOL
2010 Ross Carlson If She Asks Instrumental RCE
2010 Bradley Leighton Holiday of Lights Holiday Pacific Coast Jazz
2010 Rob Mehl Neat, With A Twist Tropical rock Seaside
2010 Paula Prophet From Me To You Jazz PCJ
2010 Monette Marino Keita Coup d'Eclat World Music Djembefola Productions
2009 Allan Phillips Ethnic Alchemy 2 World-Electronic APM
2009 Rob Mehl Out of the Blue TropRock Seaside
2009 Pat Murphy The PH Project Pop PMP
2009 Eva Ayllón Kimba Fá World Music Times Square records
2008 Danny Green With You In Mind Jazz Alante Rec.
2008 Sandra Sandia Sandra Sandia Children's Music DF Music
2008 Bradley Leighton Soul Collective Jazz/Funk Pacific Coast Jazz
2008 Peter Pupping Sea Journey Instrumental Guitar Sounds
2008 Native Vibe Across The Globe World Music TBR
2007 Gene Perry Mi Tambor Salsa/Latin Jazz Masakote
2007 Robert Incelli Baila Conmigo Salsa Rcacharra
2007 Ajna Dance With The Universe World Music Ajna
2007 Zosia Zosia Pop/Folk Boczanowski
2006 Khausak Romance Andean Khausak
2006 Allan Phillips Ethnic Alchemy 1 World-Electronic APM
2006 Israel Maldonado Grateful Reggae/Pop IMM
2006 Leonard Tucker This Christmas Christmas LeonardTucker.com
2006 Bradley Leighton Back To The Funk Jazz Pacific Coast Jazz
2006 Pablo Mendez Latin Soul Latin/Instrumental Pablo Mendez
2006 Bob Boss 3 Trios + Jazz Samizdat
2005 Various Artists Cool Summer Vol.4 Jazz Jazziz
2005 Sharon Ory Spirit Presence Meditation Guided Meditation
2005 DANNY A New Orleans Musical Musical Foxworthy
2005 Peter Pupping Where It Started Contemporary Jazz Guitar Sounds TM
2005 Ahoté Turning Point New Age/Folklore Northwind Prod.
2005 Delmundo At The Edge Of The World Flamenco Delmundo Music
2005 Burt Brion Say The Word Jazz/Pop Mister B
2005 Malamaña Malamaña Flamenco Kunze&Tidwell
2005 Bradley Leighton Just Doin' Our Thang Jazz Pacific Coast Jazz
2005 Javid Silk Road New Flamenco Javid
2005 Robert Incelli Master Jam Latin Jazz Valentino Prod.
2005 Native Vibe Luna De Nosara Latin/Jazz/Rock Third Beat Records
2005 Mair Rathburn How Can I Keep... Classical Harp THR Music
2005 Marquinho Marq. Misterio Brazilian Aguerre
2005 Jazziz Cool Summer vol.4 Jazz Jazziz
2004 Mike Stauffer Layover In London Indie Rock SDIR
2004 Joselo Christmas Album Andean/Christmas Inka
2004 Fire Prince Blessing In Disguise Rock Swigart
2004 Primo Para Ti, Primo Salsa Primomuzik
2004 Jaime Valle Vital Signs Latin Jazz Blueport Jazz
2004 Iza Carry My Love Adult Contemporary Northwind Prod.
2003 Glenn Carson Timeless Pop-Soul Upclose
2003 Ruby Blue Skin Jazz Etoile Prod.
2003 Khausak Love Songs Andean/Instrumental Khausak
2003 Rob Mehl Just Give Me The Keys Folk/Rock/Caribbean RM
2003 Joselo For Ever In My Heart Andean Inka
2003 Ben Eager Resolution Jazz Biffco
2002 SD All Stars My Port Of Call Jazz/Big Band IVRYS
2002 Solemar Percussion Avalanche Brazilian/Cuban Solemar group
2002 Illari Aquamarine Andean/New Age Chronos
2002 Allen Singer In Tradition Folk Allen Singer
2002 Kai Heroes, Saints & Angels Rock Swigart
2001 Michel Blood It's Your Turn Tonight Pop Musivation
2001 Maria Yracébúrú A Story Of Prophecy Fulfilling World Music Apache Rhythms
2001 Joselo Inka Show Andean Inka
2000 Robert Incelli From Bolivar To L.A. Latin Jazz Tonga
2000 Up With People A Common Beat Pop UWP
2000 Jose Ivan Quiceno Por El Camino Latin QC
2000 Carlos Olmeda Spanish 101 For Lovers Latin/Folk BellaNova
1999 Jose Serrano Only By Grace Latin Fusion JavazzMano
1999 Big Mountain Things To Come Reggae/Pop Rebel Ink
1999 Orchestral 90's Love Songs Instrumental NMG
1999 Big Mountain Rainbow Drive Reggae/Pop PONY C. (Japan)
1998 Native Vibe Spirits Afro Jazz[disambiguation needed] Domo
1998 Illari Blue Symphony Andean/New Age Chronos
1999 Carlos Rivas No Fue En Vano Salsa MEXSAL
1998 Del Mundo Out Of This World Flamenco Delmundo
1998 Roberto Valdez Gypsy Heart Gypsy/Classical EGRC
1998 La Conciencia Solo Un Juego Salsa HRM
1998 Allan Phillips Caribbean Mood Caribbean World Disc
1997 Copal Despues Del Silencio Andean Copal Records
1997 African Dawn Voices African World Disc
1997 Up With People Roads Pop UWP
1996 Allan Phillips Voices Of Change African World Disc
1996 Jaime Valle Third Voyage Latin Jazz World Jazz
1996 Roberto Valdez Gypsy's Cocktail Gypsy/Classical EGRC
1995 Voices I'll Be Home For Christmas Christmas MCA
1995 Tyro Styles Serious Lover Reggae ReggaeWize
1995 Joseph Advento All Of My Life Pop JOA
1995 Papa The Steel Drum Caribbean Quanah
1994 Jaime Valle Different World Latin Jazz World Jazz
1994 Marilee Hall Come Touch Me Pop MHP
1994 Nee My Father's Son Afro Jazz[disambiguation needed] Palmusic
1994 Carlos Murillas Romantic Harp II Instrumental MHM
1994 Fried Bananas Fried Bananas Rock/Reggae FBM
1993 Acoustic Variations A.V. Mixed Orphan
1993 ELE Sigueme Pop Palmusic
1993 Under The Lake Dive In Fusion Jazz Palmusic
1993 Dr. Chico The Art Of Hip Hop Caribbean Palmusic
1992 Jose Ivan Quiceno A World Of Music Latin Folk QC
1992 Luder Palacios Feelings On Piano Instrumental Palmusic
1992 Jaime Valle Round Midnight Latin Jazz Palmusic
1992 Carlos Guedes Toda America Latin Jazz Heads Up
1992 Kumara Al Sonar Andean/Pop Palmusic
1992 Alma Del Sur Alma Del Sur South American Narada
1991 Carlos Murillas Romantic Harp I Instrumental MHM
1991 Bill Macpherson Jungle Party Afro Jazz[disambiguation needed] Palmusic
1990 Agape Spanglische Latin Jazz L & P
1989 Artefacto Synthesis Techno Quartz Intl.
1989 Lédé A Mother's Love Pop/R&B E3 Company
1989 Gloria España Ojos Verdes Pop E3 Company
1989 Gail Mc Neil You'll Do Fine R&B E3 Company
1989 Raxx Tejiendo Banderas Rock Quartz Intl.
1988 Toda Via Cielo Azul Rock-Pop Quartz Intl.
1985 Jose Herrera Gente De Hoy Pop Quartz Intl.
1981 Nuevo Son A Mover La Gente Salsa
1981 Los Fulleros Los Fulleros III Gaita L'Scala
1982 Leida Torrealba Vitanse Christmas L'Scala
1981 Rullio Chistes Christmas L'Scala
1980 Los Fulleros Los Fulleros II Gaita Suramericana
1979 Los Favos La Contradanza Gaita Favorito

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Produced Eva Ayllon album Kimba Fa, which was nominated for a 2009 Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Folk Album category
  • 2008 Emmy for the musical score of Grannies on Safari
  • Allan Phillips was part of Alex Acuña's team in his Grammy nominated album Acuarela de Tambores
  • Produced albums winners of 14 San Diego Music Awards
  • Winner of 5 U.C.S.D outstanding artist awards

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