Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Philip Norris currently resides in New York City where he is pursuing his degree in Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School. Norris began his path in music on the piano and horn before his passion developed for the bass at the age of 13. Growing up in North Carolina he was a part of The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and was a member of the NAfME All-National Jazz ensemble and the Jazz Band of America. In 2016, he received The Ella Fitzgerald Outstanding Soloist Award at the Essentially Ellington Competition and was a YoungArts national competition finalist. Since moving to New York, Norris has played in various parts of the world including Switzerland, Bolivia, and Russia. He has also played with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Ulysses Owens Jr., Harold Mabern, Joe Farnsworth, Eric Alexander, Jeff Hamilton, Helen Sung, Catherine Russell, Kenny Washington, Elio Vilafranca, Igor Butman, and many more. Norris is currently playing in New York City and abroad with many of these artists.