Bassist | Composer | Writer
Lucas Phillips is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and writer from Boston. His work fuses Black American and classical music with poetry and journalism. He has performed in the US and abroad playing his original music, as a sideman, and in musical theatre.
He earned a Master's degree from the Berklee College of Music, where he was mentored by Danilo Perez and studied bass with John Patitucci, Linda May Han Oh, and Susan Hagen and composition with Tamar Diesendruck.
As a writer, he has been published by the Boston Globe and his poetry has been performed by singer Kurt Elling.
His current project, Lifesongs, is a merging of journalism and music, using the unique tools of music to share stories from the survivors of homicide victims.
2023 Panama Jazz Festival
Jan. 19, 9 p.m. - Anayansi Theatre, Atlapa Convention Center
Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - Cuadrangulo Central, City of Knowledge