1940 to 2010
February 26, 1915
August 17, 2001
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Flip Phillips (March 26, 1915 - August 17, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player. He is best remembered for his work with Jazz at the Philharmonic from 1946 to 1957. Born Joseph Edward Filipelli in Brooklyn, New York, United States, over a long career, he played on many albums, retired to Florida for fifteen years, came back to music, and recorded a CD for Verve Records when he was in his 80s. Phillips performed in a variety of genres, including bebop, mainstream jazz, swing, jump blues and East Coast blues.