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Philocrat JT / Bio

Artistically, Philocrat is a poet and a jazz musician. He has written and published a number of poems, both online and in a collected hardback series by the International Library of Poetry in America. According to Philocrat, all his poems are summaries of his philosophy on a wide range of subjects cutting across disciplines.
Musically, he is an unconventional contemporary jazz composer and a multi-instrumental performer. He started learning how to play and compose 10 years ago after he parted with his 1000 jazz albums collection in Germany. According to him, when he arrived in England from Germany and realised how impossible it was going to be for him to collect another 1000 jazz albums that his brother took home to Nigeria, he decided to become a jazz musician himself. He said he asked himself: ‘Why bother about a new collection, why not just play?’. According to him, that was the turning point. Since then he never looked back. After his degree in philosophy, he signed up with a local music college and started to learn the very basics of music theory and keyboard/piano instrument where he picked up, according to him, “just about enough classical elements of music education” to be able to accomplish what he really had in mind, which was to compose and perform using the latest music technologies available. And that was precisely what he did. In the last 4 to 5 years, Philocrat has composed, arranged, performed and recorded an amazing array of strange, often out of tune, sets of jazz pieces that are testimony to this journey. Well, you might think that is a bad thing. Well, not quite for that is not what his fans who listen to him say. His music is on his fans’ play lists on all the major online music stores and clubs. Why his fans have a taste for this unconventional type of music composition is unclear......read the full bio in the about section.......>

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Philocrat JT
Artist Name
Philocrat JT
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Jazz / Afro-american / Afro-latin

Contact Info

London, UK
Abraham Philocrat

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