Phil Teele (Philip Allen) was born in Ottumwa, IA June 6, 1942. He plays bass trombone, contrabass trombone, euphonium and ophicleide. He began his wind studies in LA schools at age 13. Between 1958 and 1964, he studied bass trombone with Ernie Smith, George Roberts, and Dick Nash. He performed in the late '50's with Onzy Matthews, George Andrews, and Gerald Wilson. He played in the Army Norad Band from 1961-1963, returned to LA and performed with Tex Beneke and Bob Knight. Between 1973 and 1989 he toured Japan and Europe with the Akiyoshi-Tabackin big band. During the '80's and '90's he worked with the bands of Bill Watrous, Shorty Rogers, Gordon Brisker, Vinny Golia and Jack Elliot. He played in the smaller ensembles of Steve Huffsterer and Bruce Fowler. He is the co-founder with Bruce Fowler of the group Enormous Bones. He has taught master classes at USC,Cal-State Northridge, and clinics and seminars in Japan.
Favorite players include George Roberts, Kenny Schroyer, Bill Reichenbach.
Records include Synthetic Division(Fossil Records), with the Akiyosho-Tabacjkin Orchestra on RCA and Concord, with Vinny Golia on Nine Winds, and with Rosemary Clooney on Concord Records.
As a recording artist Phil Teele performed on more than 1000 original Soundtracks including: The Godfather - Patton - Planet of the Apes - Lush Life - Sand Pebbles - Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom - Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade - The Matrix - X Men - E.T. - Jurassic Park 3 - The Abyss - Adams Family & Family Values - Batman & Robin - Air Force One - Alien 3 - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Backdraft - Back to the Future 2 & 3 - Batman Cartoons - Lion King - Die Hard 1 & 2 - Doctor Doolittle - Enemy of the State - Fantastic Voyage - Forrest Gump - Gremlins 1 & 2 - How to Steal a Million - Independence Day - King Kong - Lady Hawke - MASH - Tora Tora Tora - Midway - Pale Rider - Payback - Rambo 2 - Tank Girl - Pearl Harbor - True Lies - Evolution - Atlantis - New Planet of the Apes - Lethal Weapon 2, 3, 4 - MacArthur - Men in Black - Mars Attacks - Mulan - Robin Hood - Camelot - The Sixth Sense - Star Trek I, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII - Starship Troopers - The Three Musketeers - The Thin Red Line - Toys - U.S. Marshalls - Under Seige I, II - Hello Dolly - Hard Contract - 13th Warrior - Home Alone - Godzilla - The Edge - Edward Scissorhands - Empire of the Sun - End of Days - The Enforcer - Dead Presidents - Bound By Honor - Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid - and many more.