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Jazz trombonist, vocalist and composer born 2 June 1962.
After studying the classical piano, the guitar and harmony, Abraham was seduced by jazz and the trombone, on which he is self-taught. His stylistic evolution is parallel to the history of jazz, and although he is a modern soloist today, he has worked with a wide variety of musicians which include: [a=Michel Petrucciani], [a=Charles Aznavour], [a=Claude Nougaro], [a=Clark Terry], [a=Hal Singer], [a=Toots Thielemans], [a=Klaus Ignatzek], [a=John Surman], [a=Art Farmer], [a=Michel Herr], [a=Paolo Fresu], [a=John Engels], [a=Dusko Goykovich], [a=Benny Bailey], [a=Bart Van Lier], [a=Henri Texier], [a=Klaus Weiss], [a=Deborah Brown], [a=Maria Schneider], [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+Lewis+(2)]John Lewis[/url], [a=Lou Bennett], [a=Claudio Roditi], [a=William Sheller], [a=Didier Lockwood], [a=Dee Dee Bridgewater], [a=Michel Legrand], [a=Lucky Peterson] and [a=Mino Cinelu].
In addition to his recorded work with other artists and his own groups, Phil has often appeared in big bands as a soloist. He took part in many recordings and concerts of the big band of the Belgian Radio (BRT). He also devotes his career to teaching, training courses and master-classes and was a teacher of vocal improvisation in Antwerp and Brussels. He is now a jazz and trombone teacher at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and at the National Conservatory in Douai (France).
Abraham is the leader of the groups [b]Jazz Me Do[/b], the [b]Phil Abraham Quartet[/b] and [b]Phil Abraham Trio[/b]. In addition, he is a member of [a=Gangsters D'Amour] and performs as a sideman in the group [b]Michel Herr & Life Lines[/b].