Philip Booth, a Florida native, plays upright bass, and fretted and fretless
bass guitars, in a variety of bands drawing from jazz, blues, funk, fusion, and
New Orleans grooves.
In addition to Acme Jazz Garage, he plays with Swan City Jazz Project, Zensemble, Trio Vibe,
the Blue Guava Orchestra, the Juke Joint Kings, and various trios and quartets under his own
name, and occasionally subs with the Tomcats Jazz Orchestra and other groups.
He formerly led or co-led bands including Greenwich Blue, Ghetto Love Sugar,
and spoken word ensemble The Irritable Tribe of Poets.
Philip's bands have played major events including the Gasparilla Music Festival (twice),
the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, the WMNF Tropical Heatwave, the Child of the Sun
Jazz Festival, and a variety of venues in the Tampa Bay area and Central Florida.
Philip has also played one-off gigs with several notable artists, including guitarist Larry
Coryell, B3 organ master & guitarist Lucky Peterson, and pioneering rock 'n' roller Bo
Philip has produced and/or played on several recordings, including releases by
Acme Jazz Garage Ghetto Love Sugar, Greenwich Blue, and the Irritable Tribe of Poets