Phil Schaap Death: Obituary – Phil Schaap was an American Jazz g=dick Jockey, archivist, producer, and historian who died on the 7th of September, 2021.
Since 1970, Schaap has been hosting jazz shows on the Columbia University WKCR. Before his death, he currently hosts two, Bird Flight and Traditions In Swing, both since 1981.
Phil has won several Grammy Awards.
Phil Schaap’s Early Life
Phil was born by a Jazz-loving parent. Walter Schaap his father was one of the first jazz discographers and historians. Through his father’s influence, Phil was friendly with many jazz musicians from a young age. Phil Schaap is a cousin of the sports journalist Dick Schaap.
Schaap grew up as a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Awards and honors
According to Wikipedia
- Best Historical Recording 2000 (producer & engineer) for Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
- Best Historical Recording 1996 (producer & engineer) for Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
- Best Album Notes 1996 (album notes writer) for Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
- Best Audio Engineering 1996 (engineer) for Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
- Best Historical Recording 1993 (producer) for The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959
- Best Album Notes 1993 (album notes writer) for The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959
- Best Album Notes 1989 (album notes writer) for Bird: The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve