PHILIP LEES BIO

 

Born in Louisville Kentucky, Philip Lees is a franco american composer, arranger, orchestrator ,music programmer and pianist.  He grew up and has studied music in Los Angeles and Paris. He has also  studied at the Berklee college of Music in Boston, Mass. and has studied orchestration privately with Albert Harris, (composer and orchestration teacher at UCLA,  Musical Director for NBC , composer and  orchestrator for : " The streets of san Francisco", "Charlie's angels", "Cannon", etc )

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Phil grew up around music. His dad was GENE LEES , chief editor for jazz magasine Downbeat in the US. Gene was also a lyricist for

 -Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans or Milton Nascimiento This allowed Phil from his teenage years on, to spend extensive time with music luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Lalo Schiffrin, Henry Mancini  and Oscar Peterson. Read Gene Lees' obituary in

 

 

Composition  for  commercials

Phil has composed music for numerous commercials in France and in the US. Some can be seen here

 

 

ARRANGING  WORK FOR  TV AND  MOTION  PICTURES

2017/ Music composition for the TV series " La stagiaire " starring Michelle Bernier aired on France 3

2016/ Music composition for the TV series " La stagiaire " starring Michelle Bernier aired on France

2010   composition  of  the  score for indy cinema film "118 318" by Julien Baillargeon

2012  composition for  cartoon "Blacky et Kanuto” by  director Francis Nielsen with Xavier  berthelot

2012 ”Merlin l’enchanteur“ (starring Gérard Jugnot, TF1, GMT productions): additional composition and Orchestration

2013 “La maison sur le toît“ (France2 /6x 52) additional composition and Orchestration

composition of songs for the following films:

2012  “De rouille et d’os“ film by Jacques Audiard starring Marion Cotillard

2012 "Stars 80 " by Frederic Forestier & Thomas Langmann starring Richard Anconina & Patrick Timsit

2013 "Elle s'en va" by Emmanuelle  Bercot starring Catherine Deneuve

2014" Bodybuilder" by Roschdy Zem

2015 "Chic" by Jerome Cornuau starring Fanny Ardant et Eric Elmosnino

 

 

 

Music for documentaries and  investigative tv programs

 

Des racines et des ailes, Sept à huit, Barbara Walters 20/20,

Complément d’enquête, 100% Mag

Spécial investigation: coup de balai au Vatican (diffusé sur sur Canal+)

 

 

Music composition for TV series

 

 France: Sous le soleil, Beaumanoir, Riviera, Karine et Ari

 USA: Guiding Light, As the world turn etc

 

 

Library  music  for UPPM Universal (koka media)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILIP LEES (center right) during the recording session for a LIPTON commercial (FEATURING  PIERCE BROSNAN)

 

PHILIP LEES   WORKING WITH  CHAKA KHAN

 

 

SONG WRITING  AND  POP  MUSIC  PRODUCTION

Philip Lees composed arranged and produced  songs for numerous artists States side during the 10 years he spent in NYC. He has worked amongst others with

P. Diddy for his record label Bad Boy,

Wutang clan the New York Rap group.

 Jennifer Lopez : "Hold it, don’t Drop it" (2007 Album Brave)

Fantasia and Missy Elliott : ”Bump what your friends say”

Blackstreet: the group formed by Michael Jackson,producer Teddy Riley song "Miss Brown eyes" label Dreamworks

with Missy Elliott and Ashley Simpson

He composed and produced several songs for singing great

Chaka Khan

  (See videos in the RECORD PRODUCTION page)

 

 

 

 

PHILIP LEES, DAEMON HAYWOOD & their R&B HIP HOP GROUP TAJ