Phil Merriman

Phil Merriman

Phil works as a session piano, keyboard and electric bass player and has had the privilege of working alongside musicians and artists such as John Taylor (piano), Aref Durvesh (tabla), Julian Arguelles (sax), Dennis Rollins (trombonist with Maceo Parker band), Ian McMillan (poet and BBC Radio3 Presenter) and Andrew Small (drummer/MD for Kylie Minogue).

Phil’s latest original project ‘Emergence‘ brings together new sounds from some of London’s top musicians spanning Jazz, Classical and Indian genres (Aref Durvesh, Raph Clarkson, Gustav Clarkson, Nadim Teimoori, Paul Kimber, Jon Ormston).

He currently teaches in London, Sussex and at the University of York, incorporating a balance of developing firm classical technique while recognising the importance of aural and improvisational skills. Phil co-directs music workshop company, Be Creative, which explores songwriting and groove music through dynamic and engaging workshop experience.