Pharez is a performer, composer, producer, and educator.
He has performed with such notables as Nancy Wilson,
Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton, Joe Lovano, Elvin Jones,
Ahmad Jamal, Clark Terry, Branford Marsalis, Johnny
Griffin, David “Fathead” Newman, Phil Woods, Monty
Alexander, The Count Basie Orchestra, Jon Faddis and the
Chicago Jazz Ensemble, George Duke, John Mellencamp,
Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Kirk Whalum, Ari
Brown and Ramsey Lewis to name a few.
Pharez grew up in Indianapolis Indiana where he attended
Shortridge High School, receiving his undergraduate degree
from Depauw University and his graduate degree from