New single out! ‘Gnostic Hilife’ out on Funkiwala (funkiwala.com), available at www.phildawsonquintet.bandcamp.com (click above) and all good digital shops. Alternative arrangement/mix featuring the great flute playing of Rowland Sutherland, only at Bandcamp

‘an absolute killer… irresistible’ – Snowboy

Jazz FM new music playlist w/c 3rd Feb 2020 and throughout Feb

Featured on Bandcamp Weekly 28th Jan 2020

Phil Dawson is an artist with a wide musical culture, working out of London and internationally. Born in the UK, he has performed, recorded and collaborated on music projects in places as far apart as Burkina Faso, Brazil and Bangladesh, mixing a variety of musical languages whilst being able to speak them all authentically both as an instrumentalist and writer.


“rapid fire guitar work… with energy and variety..” – The Guardian

“a great guitar player” – Tony Allen