Philip Dizack

Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet - Improvisation Emphasis

Coordinator of Jazz Chamber Music


Jazz Studies

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Philip Dizack, one of the most important jazz trumpeters of his generation, is emerging as an integral player of the worldwide jazz scene, fulfilling DownBeat magazine's 2007 proclamation “[one of twenty-five] Trumpet Players for the Future.” 

In 2019, Dizack joined Israeli-born pianist Shai Maestro's newly expanded quartet. The band's subsequent album, Human, released in January of 2021 on ECM, was produced under the watchful eye (and ears) of ECM founder, Manfred Eicher. The critic response was overwhelmingly positive, garnishing over 60 glowing reviews in more than a dozen countries.

Philip was also a featured soloist on the 2021 recording Assembly of Shadows which received two Grammy© nominations for Best Instrumental Composition and Best Instrumental Arrangement. Later that year, Philip taught at the Siena Summer Jazz Workshop in Siena, Italy. 

In his late teens and early twenties, Dizack was mentored in the tradition through his time performing, touring and recording with Jazz Messenger Bobby Watson and 8-time Grammy©  winner, Latin Jazz legend, Eddie Palmieri. He has since performed and recorded alongside an extremely wide array of musicians unencumbered by generation or genre - in clubs, concert halls, arenas, stadiums, and on television & films, in over 25 countries. A truncated list of artists includes Shai Maestro, Wycliffe Gordon, Thundercat, The Nicholas Payton Television Studio Orchestra, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Immanuel Wilkins, Kamasi Washington, Aaron Parks, Ben Wendel, Melissa Aldana, Greg Tardy, Myron Walden, Jon Batiste, Morrissey, Foreigner, Robert Redford and many more.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dizack moved to New York City in 2003 where he attended the Manhattan School of Music. As a member of the NFAA Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Fellowship All-Stars (now ‘YoungArts’), Dizack toured the United States, Canada, and Japan. In 2004, he was named third place winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, winner of the John Coltrane Scholarship, first place winner of the National Trumpet Competition in 2005 and competed in the Monk Competition in 2007 and 2014. Dizack was also the youngest-ever winner of the Carmine Caruso Competition in 2005.

In 2019, alongside touring and performing, Philip was appointed assistant professor of jazz trumpet and coordinator of the jazz chamber music program at the University of North Texas in 2019.

Philip Dizack has released 3 solo albums and has been featured on over 35 albums as a supporting member.