Reynold Philipsek

Musical Artist

1952 –

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Who is Reynold Philipsek?

Reynold David Philipsek is an American musician, jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and poet. Philipsek has released thirty-nine CDs of original compositions since 1989. A member in good standing in the American Federation of Musicians labor union since the age of 14, Philipsek has explored numerous musical genres including pop rock, rock, jazz, and gypsy jazz.

Philipsek’s work as a guitarist has been reviewed in Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Guitar, Billboard and Downbeat, where Philipsek received a four star review at the age of 22. Philipsek was chosen as a Guitar Player Magazine Jazz Poll nominee for six consecutive years, has been nominated for five Minnesota Music Awards, and has had three songs in the iTunes Top 75 Gypsy Jazz Essentials.

Active as a composer and performer, Philipsek can be seen as a solo performer, and in numerous collaborative efforts. Philipsek has performed in support of national and international acts such as Connie Evingson, Clint Hoover, The Wolverines Big Band, Glen Helgeson, and Patrick Harison. Philipsek played with French Gypsy Jazz master Dorado Schmitt during his 2005 U.S. tour. On August 28, 2010, Philipsek was one of two opening acts for Leo Kottke at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Born
Dec 8, 1952
Nationality
  • United States of America

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on July 23, 2013

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