Phil Traynor has been a musician for about 35 years. He plays drums, bass, keyboards, and guitars. Phil’s early influences that pointed him toward the Jazz world include Chuck Mangione, Pat Metheny, Yellowjackets, Spyro Gyra, Tim Weisberg, and the Bob Mintzer Big Band. Phil is also heavily into Harry Connick Jr., and many independent artists. Being an indie himself, Phil is a staunch advocate of the independent music community. Most of you buy records, and don’t even realize how many thousands upon thousands of musicians, singers, and songwriters there are that have every bit of the talent, drive, and skill of the mainstream music community, but they just haven’t found the right break.
Autumn Breeze is the culmination of 25 years of songwriting, arranging, and playing experiences. It is a passionate collection of jazz with influences ranging from Jeff Lorber to Chuck Mangione to Bob James to Pat Metheny, and other greats in the jazz and folk world.
Phil has put together a distinguished group of outstanding musicians on this CD; including Emmy® winner and two-time Grammy® winner Chris Vadala (The Chuck Mangione Quartet); Emmy® nominee, and National Fingerstyle Champion Pete Huttlinger (John Denver, Le Ann Rimes, many others); Tampa Bay smooth jazz saxophone and vocal legend Stacey Knights; guitarists John Kelly, Douglas Lichterman, and Jimmy Dacey; keyboardist Dan O’Hara; and the incredible brass work of Bayside Horns.
Autumn Breeze is Phil’s third album and now on sale at CDBaby.