Philip Lassiter is an 11-time Grammy Winner and
Former Arranger/Horn Section Leader for Prince
“The rhythm section’s slow funk walks on cat’s feet, wary and sensitized. (Try “Sunday A.M.” for an example.) The horn arrangements, by Philip Lassiter — one of Mr. Lawrence’s regular deputies — pile in with streams of sweet-and-sour counterpoint.”
“To attempt to truly define the bombastic brilliance of this jazz trumpeter turned singer-songwriter would be like trying to catch a bear with a mousetrap.”
Currently based in L.A., Philip has quickly garnered respect as the go to arranger and trumpet player for iconic artists such as:
Prince, Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, Timbaland, Roberta Flack, Jill Scott, Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Hamilton w/ Barack Obama, Cece Winans, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia, Anderson Paak, Yelawolf, Queen Latifa, Al Jarreau, Fred Hammond, The Isley Brothers, Marsha Ambrosia, Ledisi, Johnny Lang, Donald Lawrence, Anthony Hamilton, Richard Smallwood, Karen Clarke, Dorinda Clarke Cole, Bebe Winans, Ricky Dillard, Anita Wilson, Natalie Grant, James Fortune, John P Kee, Anthony Brown, Myron Butler & Levi, Regina Belle, Cory Henry, My Morning Jacket, Lee Ann Womack, Big & Rich, and more.
Philip has performed on stages around the world such as the Essence Festival, Montreaux Jazz Fest, Jam Cruise 2020, United Center Chicago, North Sea Jazz Festival Curacao, Bonnaroo, Titan Stadium, The World Cafe in Philadelphia, Arsenio Hall, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon.
He was crowned winner of the 2000 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Solo Competition and is endorsed by Cannonball Instruments.
Philip formed his 14 piece Soul/Funk band Philthy featuring some of LA's finest musicians and Dutch-Caribbean sensation, Josephine Rojer.