Philip Dizack

Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet

Department(s)

Jazz Studies, New

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Philip Dizack is one of the most important and fluid trumpeters of his generation, successfully meriting the Downbeat Magazine proclamation “[one of twenty-five] Trumpet Players for the Future”.
Among the most working creative jazz trumpeters in New York City, Dizack has released 3 solo albums and has most recently been featured in the bands of Melissa Aldana, Ben Van Gelder, Dayna Stephens, Eddie Palmieri, Noam Weisenberg and others.

Dizack was shown the tradition in his early twenties through his time performing, touring and recording with jazz luminaries Bobby Watson, Eddie Palmieri, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jimmy Cobb. Since then he has performed alongside an extremely wide array of musicians and in many genres - in clubs, concert halls, arenas and on television and film - from Walter Smith III, Shai Maestro, Kendrick Scott, Eric Harland, Aaron Parks, Greg Hutchinson, Ben Wendel, Gilad Hekselman, Justin Brown, Sullivan Fortner, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Billy Childs, and Nicholas Payton, to Thundercat, Jon Batiste, Kamasi Washington, Morrissey, Foreigner, Robert Redford and more.
 
A native of Milwaukee, WI, he moved to New York City in 2003, where he attended the Manhattan School of Music on a full tuition scholarship. As a member of the NFAA Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Fellowship All-Stars, 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.