Dear Sports & Music Fan,
MIKE PHILLIPS is a world renowned saxophonist on Hidden Beach Recordings and is the first musician signed to the Jordan brand. Phillips and his soulful yet funky grooves have brought standing ovations at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and inaugural balls for Presidents Clinton and Obama.
Most recently Phillips’ soul stirring rendition of the national anthem led the Atlanta Falcons’ players and fans to two consecutive wins clinching the NFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl LI. Mike is excited the Atlanta Falcons will be joining him in Houston, as he’s Music Director for two consecutive years for the 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Mike has played the national anthem for other major sporting events such as Game #1 of the American National League Championship Series for the Kansas City Royals, the Royals went on to win the 2015 World Series.
“I was offstage, listening to Michael Phillips take his solo. I was thinking ‘Wow, listen to those people responding, and all he’s doing is playing a saxophone.’ They can feel that what he’s doing is real. So many shows now…they are so dead. But here’s one man breathing into an instrument, and the whole room feels alive. It made me want to rise up to that level when I came back onstage.” -Prince, Rolling Stone, 5/27/04
Music superstar Prince knew what audiences around the world also know… when Mike Phillips puts his saxophone to his lips, magic is about to happen. Phillips is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul music: Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Mike toured for nearly two-years as part of the band for ‘Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL Tour’ by Cirque du Soleil.