• A Festival of Ideas
  • January 22 - 26, 2020
  • Guelph

Philip Mayer

Philip Mayer is a New York City based percussionist and multi-instrumentalist. With a deep interest in music traditions from around the world, Philip has spent much of the last 15 years absorbing the offerings of a diverse group of master percussionists including Zohar Fresco (Israel), John Reilly (USA), Pandit Samir Chaterjee (India), Mehmet Akatay (Turkey), Michel Merhej (Lebanon) and Aleix Tobias (Spain). He’s performed in Japan, across Europe, Oman the United Arab Emirates and North America with such artists as Natalie Merchant, ofMontreal, Kishi Bashi, The New York Arabic Orchestra, Coleman Barks and Ahmed Alshaiba. Additionally, Philip originated the drum book for the Broadway show The Band’s Visit which won 10 Tony Awards, an Emmy, and earned a GRAMMY for best cast album in 2018.