Darnell TrumpetDude Phillips

Session Trumpeter and Vocalist

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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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Interview with Darnell TrumpetDude Phillips

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Usher - She Do't Know. I received a Grammy Certificate for my participation.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Personal projects

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: 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.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: None

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: Do you have a budget?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: None

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: whatever.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I have been playing professionally for the last 22 years. I am a sideman, studio session musician, and composer.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Big and bold. Imagine a college marching band.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: Any artists

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: No.

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: All types

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I have a great ear and compose on the spot.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: I bring a BIG BRASS sound to the table. Professional and fast.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I either come to the session at a recording studio or record once I receive files from the client.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I am mobile and have a laptop, audio interface, mic, etc....

  33. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  34. A: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: I sing or play trumpet.

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I was the Trumpeter in this production

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.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gucci Mane
  • Lil Jon
  • Usher
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