Music has been the guiding force flowing through Phil’s soul since he was a small child while time has allowed his musical talents to flourish into beautiful creations. His music isn’t about listening to the spoken words but rather the music that makes your body move to the beat while it speaks to your heart. To truly know who Phil is and what his passion is then you truly have to hear his music.
Phil started playing at a very young age, and at age 8, he wanted to learn the accordion. Despite his obvious musical talents, his love of sports caused him to never take music seriously even though he loved spending time with his friends having jam sessions and played for the fun of it. He graduated High School where he got accepted to a Music Conservatory through a performance on the organ-he played a song that he improvised. At age 17, he really started to play the piano, at age 20 he started professionally composing music, at age 21 he graduated from the Westchester Conservatory of Music, and had his first record out at age 25.
Being a writer, composer and producer Phil Casagrande shows great talent in all genres. From original solo piano performances, to pop music, to an amazing smooth-jazz original of "Let's Groove", he truly shows his range. In 1982, Phil worked for Atlantic records as a writer, and has also worked for Starlight Records where many songs he worked on ranked high on the Billboard charts.
Phil has worked with Jessica Cleeves from P-funk, he played keyboards, bass, synth, and even did some production on the Rap smash-hit "Inspector Gadget" (Bad Boys), he wrote and co-produced Paula Anderson's song "Four Year Battle"-which made it to number 32 on the Billboard Chart with a bullet, and was picked up by Atlantic Records, he has also worked with Jeannine Carter, and has worked with songwriter and producer Dennis Johnson.
Currently playing out of his studio in NYC, Casagrande Studios, Phil has recently been working on some new musical creations that are simply breathtaking. “Midnight Desires” is a beautiful love song, and the beat will enhance any romantic night while you allow your body to sway to the music. It will truly enrich your music collection so make sure you check it out on the music samples page. Now that Phil has finished Midnight Desires, he continues to work on his next creation which is called “Island Paradise” which will also be a must add for your music collection. Island Paradise will be released soon so check back often to fall in love with Phil’s music all over again.