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Phil Boniface

Composer, Performer, Jazz Composer

Biography

Phil is a New Zealand/Canadian bassist, composer and educator. As a double bassist and graduate of The Conservatorium of Music (NZSM) in Wellington, he has performed with leading contemporary jazz artists in New Zealand and abroad. Having spent more than a decade residing in North America; he performed, recorded and studied with many of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, alongside his multiple performances in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival leading his own groups.

As a composer, his latest album ‘BaixaBlue’ was funded by ‘Factor’ and engineered in Canada. His first album as a band leader features leading west coast Canadian jazz musicians and exemplifies his abilities as a composer, arranger, performer, and improviser. As an educator he holds a Masters of Teaching & Learning from Massey University, has written a bass method book and continues to teach music.

His most recent project ‘Ponguru’, is a collaboration of compositions and improvisations with Alistair Fraser for Double bass and Ngā Taonga Pūoro.


Composed (21)

Conveyance

for taonga puoro and double bass, 2m 35s


Drum Dub

for jazz ensemble, 4m


First Comes Last

for jazz ensemble, 4m 40s


Form

for tumutumu (taonga pūoro) and double bass, 2m 40s


Hīkoi

for kū (taonga pūoro) and double bass, 2m 5s


Koororohu

for porotiti (taonga pūoro) and double bass, 3m 20s


Kōrerorero

for taonga puoro and double bass, 3m 34s


Kōrorohua

for taonga puoro and double bass, 3m 22s


Matter

for taonga pūoro and double bass, 3m 17s


Piano Dub

for jazz ensemble, 3m 50s


Ponguru

for taonga pūoro and double bass, 3m 13s


Portland Machine

for jazz ensemble, 3m 45s


Pūrerehua

for taonga pūoro and double bass, 2m 57s


Pūtōrino Suite

for taonga pūoro and double bass, 8m 32s


Rēkohu

for kōauau (taonga pūoro) and double bass, 2m 30s


Snare

for taonga pūoro and double bass, 1m 52s


Space

for pūmotomoto (taonga pūoro) and double bass, 3m 5s


The Mind Is A Monkey

for jazz ensemble, 3m 50s


Time

for ipu kōrero (taonga pūoro) and double bass, 3m 25s


Waltz For Ollie

for jazz ensemble, 4m 30s


West Coast Summer

for jazz ensemble, 5m



Performances (1)

Al Fraser and Phil Boniface | Ponguru

Al Fraser | __Taonga Puoro__ Phil Boniface | __Double Bass__ ___ 'Ponguru' is a conversati...