Thursday, February 11, 2021
A Black History Month Celebration
About Mike Phillips
World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today. Mike is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder.
Prince once quoted “I was offstage, listening to Michael Phillips take his solo. I was thinking ‘Wow, listen to those people responding, and all he’s doing is playing a saxophone.’ They can feel that what he’s doing is real. So many shows now…they are so dead. But here’s one man breathing into an instrument, and the whole room feels alive. It made me want to rise up to that level when I came back onstage.”
Mike is the first non-athlete signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan Brand, and is no stranger to the professional sports world. Phillips has performed the national anthem for the PGA, MLB, NBA, and NFL. His version of the anthem during the 2016 NFC Championship was deemed one of the best ever done instrumentally and is known as the “SAXTHEM”. In addition, he has played three (3) NFL halftime shows with various artists and served as Music Director for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration.
Mike’s latest album “Pulling Off The Covers” (SRG) features a host of friends including; Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Trombone Shorty, Keyon Harrold, Leela James, PJ Morton, Avery*Sunshine, Raheem DeVaughn, and Eric Roberson to name a few.
Jazz On The Green hosted by Mike Phillips features a full day of virtual programming featuring the most exciting golf, empowerment and musical content
WELCOME TO THE SHOW
“BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS”
Hosted by Damon Hack, this panel gathers professional golfers and athletes for a roundtable discussion that celebrates the beauty of the game. Grab a cup of coffee and start your morning with a deep dive into this dynamic golf and diversity discussion.
“LAUGH ON THE LINKS: GOLF SWAG hosted by MARK CURRY”
Hosted by Mark Curry, the comedian extraordinaire who has a love for the game, goes on course, receives selfies and reviews pictures from Black Golf Associations within America to decide, who is the best dressed gentleman.
“MANIFESTATION OF THE MIND”
A special focus on Black Men in finding strength, balance and awareness while creating joy and thriving. A look into stigmas surrounding the future of vaccinations will be a special part of this panel.
JAM SESSION featuring BRIAN McKNIGHT
Join our special line-up of comedic guests while they discuss the best and worst golf advice they have received and given. This conversation is for golfers that show up, and think they know everything!
“WHEN YOUR PASSION MEETS PURPOSE hosted by LORI BRYANT WOOLRIDGE”
A wide-ranging discussion about navigating through life journeys and discovering passion and true callings with panelists who will share their experiences.
A TRIBUTE TO GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
“QUEENS ON THE GREEN hosted by NISHA & SEEMA SADEKAR”
The ladies who make golf luxurious, Sisters, Nisha and Seema Sadekar talk golf, fashion and entertainment and what the game looks like in 2021. With special guests to be announced, this session will explore the power of women learning the game of golf.
“CLUBHOUSE SOUL feat. STEVIE WONDER hosted by TONY CORNELIUS”
An intimate conversation led by Tony Cornelius, Soul Train Creator and Musical Royalty, the late Don Cornelius, featuring the iconic Stevie Wonder and our host Mike Phillips.
“ROLL CALL: BLACK GOLF ASSOCIATIONS SHOUTOUTS”
A video journey connecting African-American Golf Associations across the US come together as one and give Jazz On The Green special shoutouts.
“THE MUSIC BIZ”
An intimate discussion with powerful music industry leaders as to what 2021 will hold. Panelist will discuss how social issues, sports and COVID-19 and the effect on the industry. Learn about the setbacks and strides of surviving and thriving the music biz.
CLOSING REMARKS & SPECIAL PERFORMANCE