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Phil Nimmons

cl, *1923 CA, Kamloops
Composer / Arranger / Conductor of Jazz
A.k.a. Philip Rista Nimmons

Phillip Rista "Phil" Nimmons, OC OOnt (born June 3, 1923) is a Canadian jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and academic.Born in Kamloops, British Columbia, the son of George Rista and Hilda Louise (McCrum), he attended Lord Byng Secondary School, graduating in 1940. He then received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1944. During his time in Vancouver, he played in the Ray Norris Quintet. From 1945 to 1947, he was a scholar at the Juilliard School of Music. From 1948 to 1950, he attended the Royal Conservatory of Music.

        
Instruments
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Atlantic Suite - Harbours on Introduction To Canadian Music by Various Artists
The Atlantic Suite - Horizons on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
The Atlantic Suite - Islands on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
The Atlantic Suite - Tides on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
Swing Softly on Nimmons 'N' Nine by Phil Nimmons
The Dorian Way on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
Do I Know You on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
Think Nice Thoughts on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
St. Pierre Et Miquelon on Atlantic Suite, Suite P.E.I., Tributes by Phil Nimmons
Stompin' At The Savoy on The Canadian Scene Via The Phil Nimmons Group by Phil Nimmons

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Canadian Trumpet ConcertiJacques Hétu, Malcolm Forsyth, Phil Nimmons1993Album
Strictly NimmonsPhil Nimmons1965Album
The Atlantic Suite / Suite P.E.I. / TributesPhil NimmonsAlbum
Jazz From CanadaPhil NimmonsAlbum
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