The Nashville Jazz Workshop Presents Gtar Phil

Join Gtar Phil at Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Cave on Friday, July 12, 2024 for a spectacular performance! The concert begins at 7:30pm CDT (Doors open at 7:00pm).

LIVE PERFORMANCE TICKETS ($35) – NEW add a charcuterie box on Eventbrite with your ticket.

About the artist:

Life rarely follows one path so directly. Nashville-based guitar maestro Phil Hughley knows this fact intimately; during his childhood in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Hughley saw Eric Clapton perform on television, and he fell in love with the guitar. It changed his life.
He spent his adolescence learning everything he could musically, studying guitar and learning how to bend it to his will.

While music embedded itself in his soul, Hughley’s path lead him away from his true passion and to The United States Military Academy—until one fateful night while on patrol. Hughley had a vision—his fourteen-year-old self stood before him, and reminded him that music was his true calling. He left West Point to attend Cleveland State University in Ohio, and returned to the arts graduating there in 2005.

In 2007, Hughley moved to Nashville to pursue his dream and became a go-to session player and sought-after sideman, in studios and on stages across the country with the likes of CeCe Winans, TajMo (the collaborative venture of Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal), and The McCrary Sisters, while earning himself two Dove award nominations for writing and producing in the process. Most recently he has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra as the featured guitarist in the 4-night debut of The Jonah People: A Legacy of Struggle & Triumph, composed by Hannibal Lokumbe. He has recently toured with recording artist Blessing Offor, and with A.J. Croce in the fall of 2023.