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Born in London in 1942 and raised in Belgium, Philip Catherine has established himself as a leading figure in European jazz. His love of the guitar began in childhood, and quickly developed into a deep passion that led to an illustrious career in the world of jazz.
Over the years, Catherine has collaborated with jazz giants such as Charles Mingus, Chet Baker, Stéphane Grappelli and Dexter Gordon, leaving her indelible mark on every project. Her sophisticated yet intuitive guitar playing has helped take jazz to new heights.
In a career spanning more than half a century, Philip Catherine has continually pushed the boundaries of what's possible on jazz guitar. His unique sense of melody and prodigious technique have made him a leading figure on the international jazz scene. From festivals to concert halls, Catherine has captivated audiences the world over with his virtuosity and innovative approach to jazz.
Despite his success and worldwide recognition, Catherine remained an artist dedicated to music, constantly avoiding complacency and always seeking to evolve as a musician. He continued to compose, record and perform new music, capturing the spirit of jazz in every note.
Even after decades of playing, Philip Catherine continues to inspire jazz musicians the world over. His musical legacy has not only shaped contemporary jazz, but continues to guide future musicians. His unique style, combining finesse and daring, passion and precision, continues to inspire all those who seek to understand and master the art of jazz.