Mike is a world renowned saxophonist 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, the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival and the inaugural balls for Presidents Clinton and Obama.
Music superstar Prince was quoted “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
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.