Phil Orr & More

Phil Orr, piano
Michael O'Brien, bass
Sean Dixon, drums


Bridging the streams of swing, hard bop, funk and pop

"Live at the Off-Broadstreet Theatre"
The debut release, recorded Fall 2016.

Phil Orr & More: Live at the Off-Broadstreet Theatre


We each do so many things, it's a challenge getting in the same place at the same time. Still…

  • June 10, 2017, 7 PMGrounds For Sculpture 25th Anniversary Gala, Hamiliton, NJ (sold out)
  • December, 2017Concert, "Jingle Bell Jazz 2017", central NJ area; in process
  • February 9, 2018, 8 PMConcert, "Pardi Gras", (Mardi Gras/Carneval fun), 1867 Sanctuary, Ewing, NJ
  • April, 2018Concert, "Sir Duke" (music of Elliington & Stevie), Princeton, NJ area, date/venue TBD

New For You

concert, 2016


Gala 25

Grounds for Sculpture, 2017

The skinny

The low-down

SEAN DIXON creates and collaborates as composer, producer, drummer, percussionist and bassist from his base in New York City. His music with SLV (co-leader) and Zammuto has brought him international recognition and landed him on the 2014 and 2015 NPR Songs We Love lists. Dixon co-led the critically acclaimed The Chesterfields with Scott Sharrard for seven years, producing one national tour and two CDs. He connects variously with Gotye, Amy Helm, Fife and Drom, Kellylee Evans, John Forte & Aloe Blacc, among many others. Crediting Prince, Elvin Jones and Bruce Lee as his primary musical influences, his long association with Kakande and its griot leader, Famoro Dioubate, has made the deepest impression.

MICHAEL O'BRIEN’s two-decade international career as bassist and composer has teamed him with Harry Connick, Jr., Ruben Blades, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Gene Pitney, Ted Nash and many others. He works continually among a variety of New York groups and is a regular member of the Michelle Walker, Kyobe Oyobe and Sandro Albert quartets. His festival performances have included Lincoln Center, IAJE, Odessa, Port au Prince International and American Composers Forum’s Sonic Circuits festivals. The acclaimed high-energy string quartet, Ethel, presented the world premiere of Pine in their 2011 performance at the Kennedy Center.

Pianist/composer/leader Phil Orr has toured and performed with Vic Damone, Sandler and Young, Grammy-winners Diane Scanlon and Arturo O’Farrill, and many others. His diverse background as pianist, organist, wind instrumentalist, conductor and singer/chorister draw audiences into his sound-worlds of diverse combinations of jazz, classical and popular styles from multiple eras. An eclectic composer, Orr’s works for concert band, chamber instrumental ensembles, solo voice, congregational singing, keyboards and choirs have been performed in more than 150 venues internationally, earned him ASCAPlus awards and a NJ State Council on the Arts fellowship, and featured prominently on 11 album-length recordings.


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