A performer dedicated to redefining cello playing, Phil Norman draws from diverse influences to create an eclectic original sound. Classically trained with a degree from the University of Colorado, he has studied jazz with pianist Russell Schmidt and violinist Glenn Basham, and has since been immersed in alternative styles of cello playing. He is an active performer in the Front Range of Colorado, performing with Kristi Stice, Someone’s in for an Explosion, Travis Grode and nationally with Bettman and Halpin. He has performed concerts in the United States, Italy, and Australia, has appeared on stage with composer and pianist, Carter Pann, guitarist Grant Gordy, and Bonnie Carol, and was a Featured Artist for TEDxBoulder.
He has made guest appearances with Elephant Revival, Heather Marie-Philip, Derek Hart, and Astoria Boulevard in New York. As a recording artist Phil is featured on Kristi Stice’s “Under the Willow”, The Motet’s “Totem”, Paul Russell’s “Back to the Scene of our Beautiful Crime”, and Travis Grode’s “This Shimmering Space” (for full discography click here).