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Episode 27 - Dr. Damani Phillips

Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads

Release Date: 01/19/2018

Host Lissa Jones sits down with Dr. Damani Phillips. Dr. Phillips is an active performer, educator and composer. He currently serves as associate professor of jazz Studies and African-American studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches applied jazz saxophone, directs jazz combos and teaches courses in African-American music, African-American Culture, jazz education and improvisation. In 2009, Phillips completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in jazz studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder becoming one of the first African-Americans in the country to do so. Phillips recently published his first book titled “What is This Thing Called Soul: Conversations on Jazz and Black Culture.”