# 1 Billboard recording artist Phil Denny has become a household name in contemporary jazz and remains a topic of conversation and interest among an international audience. Impressive artistry, presence and passion combined with a unique ability to connect with people on and off the stage have earned Denny a resume of notable achievements in just a short time and give reason to play on.
Since emerging onto the smooth jazz scene in 2012 much traction has been made by the efforts of saxophonist and businessman, Phil Denny. The 5x Billboard charting, independent artist has been described as a passionate and soulful player often captivating audiences with his smooth, sexy yet energetic style. Friends and fans alike often describe him as a people’s musician having developed and maintained a very active, loyal and ever-growing fan base even before the release of his internationally recognized 2012 debut CD, Crossover.
The identifiable sound of his silky smooth tenor sax is perhaps most familiar on the hit track Diggin’ On which scored an impressive #13 position on the Billboard chart in 2017. The overall success of his sophomore release, Upswing (2015) helped to further position Denny among his peers and format listeners and was motivation to step up yet again. Align, the forth studio album released in June 2018 is indeed a best-yet collection of eleven original tracks and welcomes great artist collaborations. The debut single, Switch Up earned a career first Billboard #1 as well as the top spot on the Mediabase and Smooth Jazz Network charts.
Performances of note to date include an appearance at the 2012 Dubai International Jazz Festival, Headlining Jazz Under the Stars 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya, co-headlining 2014, 2013 Arizona Jazz Festival, 2013/2014 GrandJazzFest, 2014 Inaugural Shoreline Jazz Festival, 2015/2016 Cabin Fever Jazz Festival, 2016 Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival, 2017 Cancun Jazz Festival, 20th Seabreeze Jazz Festival (2018) and is a frequent performer on the venue/club scene. Additionally, Denny enjoys performing as sideman to guitarist Peter White and more.