"Légère has opened up a new and refreshing element to my playing…It allows me to control and play with multiple colors…..It has a ton of flexibility which is key for me due to playing multiple genres of music…..It gets out of my way and works for me, not against me….I’m proud to endorse Légère reeds and I recommend them to anyone.” – Phillip Whack
Phillip Whack is a native of Columbia, SC. He picked up the sax at age 11 as it was a product of his environment. Phillip’s parents constantly played music of all genres from Nat king Cole to Miles Davis, David Bowie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Marvin Gaye, Grover Washington, to name a few. He had realized at an early age that music had chosen him as he was always drawn to it and consumed by it.
Phillip went on to continue his studies at Brevard College and it was there that he got seriously into jazz, as he was a classically trained musician prior to then. When he first heard John Coltrane, it was that which changed his life and direction of music.
Phillip continued to hone his craft and go on to perform and share the stage with the likes of a plethora of acts including; The Average White Band, Lenny Kravitz, Clarence Clemons, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ojays, Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Funk legend Fred Wesley, Aretha Franklin, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and many more. Phillip has travelled the globe performing in 48 states throughout Asia, Europe, and Canada.
Phillip Whack quickly became one of the most recognizable Saxophonists in demand. Now residing in Charlotte, NC, he maintains his ground breaking performance and is a highly sought-after musician.