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Philip Harper (trumpeter)

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Philip Harper
Photo: Tom Beetz
Background information
Born (1965-05-10) 10 May 1965 (age 56)
Baltimore, Maryland United States
Years active1990–present
LabelsVerve, Muse
Associated actsThe Harper Brothers, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter.

Harper grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus' big band.[1] He also signed with Verve Records and produced four albums for them.[2]

Harper played from 1988–1993 in The Harper Brothers with his brother, Winard. Other band members included Justin Robinson on alto saxophone, Stephen Scott on piano and Michael Bowie on bass.[3][4]


  • 1988 Harper Brothers (Verve)
  • 1989 Remembrance: Live at the Village Vanguard (Verve)
  • 1991 Artistry (Verve)
  • 1992 You Can Hide Inside the Music (Verve)
  • 1993 Soulful Sin (Muse)
  • 1994 The Thirteenth Moon (Muse)

With Cecil Brooks III

With Etta Jones

With Houston Person


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Philip Harper: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ Down Beat Profile Archived November 18, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Harper Brothers". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. ^ Watrous, Peter (1988-10-20). "Review/Jazz; Harper Brothers' Debut". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ "Philip Harper". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-24.

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