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The PHB Trio is a classic jazz ensemble rooted in the American Songbook tradition and equally adept at playing bop, bossa-novas and blues. The trio features Jonathan Parker (saxophones), Henry Heinitsh (guitar) and Michael Brownell (bass). Having played together since they were students at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music over a decade ago, each member has charted their own individual musical career, leading them to perform throughout the United States and the world.
Now based in Brooklyn, the PHB Trio regularly performs in restaurants, cafes and for private events throughout the greater-NYC area.
The trio’s leader, Jonathan Parker, is an ASCAP award-winning saxophonist and composer. He regularly performs throughout the New York City area with his 8 piece ensemble, The Jonathan Parker Octet, and as a sideman with several other groups.
- East of The Sun And West of The Moon PHB Trio 5:59
- Stompin' At The Savoy PHB Trio 3:23
- Cheryl PHB Trio 1:46
- What's New PHB Trio 5:04
“He uses his contemporary, ambitious, but ultimately lovable music to win over new jazz audiences. Parker’s a highly trained, deeply skilled musician with a strong sense of respect to the jazz.” – CapitalBop
“It’s an exciting octet date that’s chock-full of tight ensemble work and compelling solo statements. Parker utilizes all of the tone colors and rhythmic tools at his disposal here, alternately creating swinging unison statements, punchy background figures, measured support, and gorgeous chorale-like passages. Interloper is an album that shows the full depth and breadth of his talent(s), both as player and writer.” – All About Jazz
“Parker’s debut album Interloper is, first and foremost, a showcase for the local leader’s writing in both arrangements and compositions. Lucky for us, that writing happens to be superb.” – Washington City Paper