Phil Dawson is a guitarist and composer from the UK. He learned his art working with an array of well-known artists from different African, Brazilian, Jazz and Funk traditions. Phil has a debut album as leader out on Funkiwala/Kudos, and is currently active with his trio, quartet, quintet and sextet performing his own Afro- and improv-infused material, the regular lineup often augmented by invited guests emphasising different elements of a highly diverse, multicultural personal style.

Phil has collaborated with iconic musicians from the four compass points of Africa including Khaled (North); Osibisa and Tony Allen (West); Mulatu Astatke (East) and Hugh Masekela (South). He has been a regular with bands from the London scene such as Lokkhi Terra, Dele Sosimi, Cubafrobeat, Soothsayers.  More on the live page… Sample discography here.

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