Originally from New York City Phil moved to Lancaster during the summer of 1971. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State College he began playing guitar in 1972.
Musical influences include George and Ira Gershwin, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Stephane Grappelli and many others.
In addition to the Moonlighters he has also played with The Big, Big, Jazz Band, The Sound of Roses Big Band and several other jazz duos and trios. He can also often be found as a solo performer at local open mic sessions.
An avid runner he has completed 9 marathons and continues to run.