Projects

Guitar Journey

Giorgio Serci – Spanish Guitar
Jonny Phillips – Spanish Guitar

A musical journey following the development of the acoustic guitar from its origins in Spain and North Africa along a path throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas. Playing new compositions and arrangements of rarely played music from the world of the Spanish guitar and from their soon to be released debut album, which will feature an array of exception musical guests from across the globe.
‘Guitar Journey Duet brings together two virtuosic acoustic players of vast experience, flair and musicality. Sardinian Giorgio Serci has the distinction of having worked with both Dr John and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as jazz guitar master Martin Taylor, Jools Holland and Shirley Bassey, and for over a decade Jonny Phillips has led the Latin American-influenced Oriole, one of the most accomplished bands on the UK jazz scene whose albums and live performances have consistently won extravagant critical praise. Serci and Phillips have immersed themselves in the music of Spain, North Africa and the Americas, studying flamenco and the dance rhythms that carry Hispanic and Latin American melodies and together they transmit their passion for guitar music and the instrument itself with real feeling, beautiful musicianship, compositional mastery, and sincere melodic engagement with the audience.’ (The Scottish Herald)

Oriole

Ingrid Laubrock – Sax
Idris Rahman – Sax
Ben Davis – Cello
Nick Ramm – Keys
Sebastian Rochford – Drums
Adriano Adewale – Percussion
Ruth Goller – Bass
Jonny Phillips – Guitar/Composition


Soaring melodies, colourful
South American folklore,
lively dances and emotional ballads of longing.
A world of freedom, of movement, of dusty roads
and traveling musicians in shaded market squares.

“Quietly intense, beguilingly
beautiful and full of pleasingly robust tunes
that stay with you long after you hear them. ” TimeOut


“Good Times”  (represented by – Lift Music)

New Retro Lounge Library Classics by Joe Leach and Jonny Phillips

“Good Times” the first album  by Das Hoot now on iTunes. Featuring the funtastic Kitty La Roar (Vocals), Pete Long (Contrabass sax), Simon Finch & Damon Brown (Trumpet), Jamie Anderson (Tenor sax), Jonny Phillips & Little Barry (Guitar), Jim Watson & Gary Moberley (Hammond), Oren Marshal (Tuba), Ian Tripp & Pete Exford (Percussion), Rob Mullarkey & Simon Little  (Bass), Mark Fletcher (Drums), Joe Leach (Piano and Analogue Synths ). Compositions by Joe Leach and Jonny Phillips.

The Amber Lights

Bruno Margalho – Alto Sax (Portugal)
Jonny Phillips – Acoustic Guitar (UK)

This is a Lisbon/UK based duo/quartet which tours each summer from it’s base in Sintra, Portugal.