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Local Baha'i Musician: Phil Morrison



Phil Morrison, a Boston native and long time member
of the Baha'i Faith, has lived and worked in the Brunswick/Golden Isles area for over 20 years.  He is a musician and composer/songwriter who has written many songs including the official song for this area called "Take Me To The Coast of Georgia

 The Phil Morrison Trio has performed both locally and
 internationally at prestigious hotels such as Ritz Carltons, J W Marriotts & Westins in the USA, Japan & China.  Annually, his group opens for the popular "Jazz In The  Park" series on St Simons Island and in September, the Phil Morrison Trio was featured at the Savannah Jazz Festival.

 Much of his music and many of his songs are influenced by places he has visited (e.g. Brazil, China, Japan etc) & people who he admires ...particularly those who have contributed to the betterment of our society and the world such as the great freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.  At the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr Monument in Washington D.C.,  a tribute song  co-written by Phil called "His
 Message" was performed.

In 2008, Phil and his co-writer, Keith Williams were honored
by receiving an Award from the Beijing Olympics Committee
for a song they wrote for the  Beijing Olympics.  2 years later they received another Award for a song they wrote for the 2010 Shanghai Expo.  
Phil has had the pleasure and privilege of performing with
some of our great  musicians such as the legendary Dizzy
Gillespie, vocalist/pianist Freddy Cole(brother of Nat King Cole) and the iconic bluesman, T-Bone Walker,His  ability as a bassist was underscored by the fact that the popular recording group,  "The Black Eyed Peas" "sampled" Phil's bassline on one of their tracks on their "Monkey Business" CD.

Martyr's Rose - Phil Morrison
Pupil of the Eye - Phil Morrison
Earth is One Country - Phil Morrison
We Can Live Together - Phil Morrison
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