Project Description

4 Dec – Masterclass Philip Lassiter

Arranger and trumpeter of Prince, Ariana Grande a.o.

Philip Lassiter trompet and arrangement

Trumpet and soulful improvising

2 hours online masterclass, € 90,-

In two hours time you will get loads of tips and strategies for horn and string arrangement from one of the most experienced studio musicians and producers in funk, soul, gospel and jazz. Philip will give you his vision on improvisation, creative melody formation and approaching the ranges through ‘sweet spots’. One of the great challenges for any trumpet player is to develop your own unique sound. Philip will pay extensive attention to this in the master class.

As an experienced producer for several big names in the music industry he can help and advise you on these matters like no other.


  • Trumpet playing and sound

  • Creating strong melodies

  • Soulful improvising

  • ‘Sweet spots’ in scales

  • Career advice

Costs and details

Price: € 90,-
Duration: 120 minutes
Dates in 2021: December 4

Interested to take part but not available on this date? Get in touch to plan an alternative date.

Book your spot now!

Philip Lassiter

12-time Grammy winner

Philip Lassiter is a 12-time Grammy award winning arranger and trumpet player, and former section leader/arranger of ‘Prince and the New Power Generation’.

He arranged for and performed with: Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, Timbaland, Roberta Flack, Jill Scott, Rodney Darkchild Jerkins, Cece Winans, Kelly Rowland, Queen Latifa and many more.(discography)

“To attempt to truly define the bombastic brilliance of this jazz trumpeter turned singer-songwriter would be like trying to catch a bear with a mousetrap.”

“Phil Lassiter is one of the dopest musicians I know, and the best horn arranger of all time.”
Bobby Sparks

Teaching and coaching

Get in touch with him via Gallery of Tones to take part in his online courses. He teaches trumpet, arranging and jazz improvisation, both one-on-one and in groups.

On stage / Awards

Philip’s musical roots lie in Texas Funk, Alabama Gospel, New Orleans Jazz and Nashville Soul.

His multi-faceted career was shaped in his hometowns of Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles. Philip has performed on stages around the world such as the Essence Festival, Montreaux Jazz Fest, Jam Cruise 2020, United Center Chicago, North Sea Jazz Festival. In addition to 12 Grammy´s for his work as an arranger, he was awarded the winner of the 2000 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Solo Competition.

Here is an interesting interview for those who want to read more:
Philip Lassiter talks Prince and Snarky Puppy

2 hours with Philip Lassiter


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