I am a Grammy Award trumpeter that has a unique style of playing on hip hop, jazz, pop, blues, and just about any style of music. I have a lot of credits with my style of trumpet playing. I received a Grammy for playing on Usher album She Dont Know.

Please check my blog at www.darnelltrumpetdudephillips.blogspot.com

I am offering my services to come and play on your albums. My rate varies depending on what you need me to do. I am flexible and open to working with any style of music. Here are my works so far. Ihave more.
January 2012
Professional Trumpeter, Composer, and Vocalist

• Johnny Taylor - (Sideman) Lead Trumpeter (1992'–1995')

• Bobby "Blue" Bland - (Sideman) Lead Trumpeter/Sound Engineer (1997' – 2001')

• Eightball and MJG – Trumpeter: “Still Will Remain”

• Gucci Mane- Trumpeter: “Follow Me”

• Lil Jon's –Trumpeter: “On De Grind”

• Marsha Ambrosius Trumpet: “I Wanna Touch”

• Pastor Troy- (Vocalist) Pastor Troy and the Congregation “ Look What I’m Going Through” (1999/ 2000)

• Pastor Troy- (Trumpeter) “Move To Mars” (1999/ 2000)

• Usher's Album Raymond vs Raymond Trumpeter: “She Don’t Know”- Grammy Certificate

• Wiz Khalifa- Trumpet: “G S—T”

• Yelawolf- Trumpet: “Swagger Killer”

• Young Jeezy, Eminem, and Freddie Gibbs- “Talk To Me"

• Gucci Mane, Rich Homie Quan and Pizzle - "Say A Prayer" (2014)

• Edidon - "Gangsta" (2014)

• SKEELIVE TV show - Licensed music for the show

• PJ feat Ty Dollasign - Come Down - Atlantic Records (2016)

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Terms of Service

Normally when I leave a session I am done with the arrangement. If a call back is needed I will charge the same rate. I will negotiate on the price. I expect publishing on on all composed works.

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Interview with Darnell TrumpetDude Phillips

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Usher - She Do't Know. I received a Grammy Certificate for my participation.
What are you working on at the moment?
Personal projects
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you play like this or that. I normally try to show the client what I can do straight from the jump. Once they hear what I can do, I normally get call backs.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you have a budget?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been playing professionally for the last 22 years. I am a sideman, studio session musician, and composer.
How would you describe your style?
Big and bold. Imagine a college marching band.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Any artists
Can you share one music production tip?
What type of music do you usually work on?
All types
What's your strongest skill?
I have a great ear and compose on the spot.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring a BIG BRASS sound to the table. Professional and fast.
What's your typical work process?
I either come to the session at a recording studio or record once I receive files from the client.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I am mobile and have a laptop, audio interface, mic, etc....
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I sing or play trumpet.