Philip Harper (trumpeter)

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Philip Harper
Philip Harper.jpg
Photo: Tom Beetz
Background information
Born (1965-05-10) 10 May 1965 (age 53)
Baltimore, Maryland United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trumpet
Years active 1990–present
Labels Verve, Muse
Associated acts The Harper Brothers, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter.

Harper grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus' big band.[1] He also signed with Verve Records and produced four albums for them.[2]

Harper played from 1988–1993 in The Harper Brothers with his brother, Winard. Other band members included Justin Robinson on alto saxophone, Stephen Scott on piano and Michael Bowie on bass.[3][4]


  • 1988 Harper Brothers (Verve)
  • 1989 Remembrance: Live at the Village Vanguard (Verve)
  • 1991 Artistry (Verve)
  • 1992 You Can Hide Inside the Music (Verve)
  • 1993 Soulful Sin (Muse)
  • 1994 The Thirteenth Moon (Muse)

With Cecil Brooks III

With Etta Jones


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Philip Harper: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ Down Beat Profile Archived November 18, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "The Harper Brothers". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. ^ Watrous, Peter (1988-10-20). "Review/Jazz; Harper Brothers' Debut". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ "Philip Harper". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-24.