Horace Phillips, drums

Drawing inspiration from across generations, drummer Horace Phillips blurs the line between jazz musician, indie artist and record producer.

Affiliated with a diverse roster of NYC-based artists and bands, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Steel, Highline Ballroom, Rough Trade NYC, National Sawdust and Music Hall of Williamsburg. He has toured nationally with Zusha and with Andy Suzuki & the Method, including an early 2020 run as support for Allen Stone.

A regular in the studio, Horace has garnered extensive credits as a session musician and producer. Releases include Alison Shearer’s View From Above (JazzTimes 2022 Critic’s Pick), Zusha’s When the Sea Split (#1 iTunes World Music at debut), and albums by Solapur Road, Pear Moth, Star the Moonlight, The Phryg and Goodie, among others.

In June 2020 he released his debut single, Like You Never Do, showcasing his multi-instrumental ability and minimalist approach to production. A second solo release, Favorite, premiered in December 2022.

A former student of Adam Cruz, Vince Ector, John Riley and Kendrick Scott, Horace holds degrees from Princeton University and Manhattan School of Music.