Lead bassist Phylicia Rae is a rapidly rising star in the smooth jazz genre who is stepping out in full force. In 2023 Phylicia became the FIRST female lead bassist to ever reach Top 20 in the Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Charts. She has been greatly influenced by the late great Wayman Tisdale.
Born and raised in Rochester,NY Phylicia Rae developed a love for music at an early age. She became a prominent figure in the music scene in Rochester, NY playing for different bands in the city.
Her first single as a solo artist “Just Like That” was released in September 2020, followed by her national debut with her second single “Told You So” which received steady airplay on national radio stations as well as internet radio across the country. Phylicia’s third single “That’s It” ferociously climbed the Billboard “New and Active” chart establishing herself as one of the young talented vanguards of the contemporary jazz genre.
In 2021 Phylicia Rae joined as the newest member of the group Jazz In Pink headed by Gail Johnson and signed to the Next Paradigm label. Since then she has shared the stage with many amazing artists in the smooth jazz genre such as Kim Scott and Jacob Webb. In 2022 Phylicia became the co-founder of the jazz series “Next Paradigm Live”, bringing in top jazz icons such as Lin Rountree, Marcus Anderson, Kim Scott, Phillip Doc Martin, Art Sherrod Jr. and many others. Today Phylicia is breaking down the boundaries of the this genre, inspiring younger female musicians that dreams can come true!
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