Phil Gomez

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Mazatlan, Mexico
CitizenshipUnited States of America

Phil Gomez (born 1919) was a musician from the United States who played the clarinet.[1] He appeared in the 1945 film It Happened in Harlem. He recorded with Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band in 1954.[2] He also recorded the song "Quiet Village" as Phil Gomez and his Jazzbos on the album Dixieland Mambo. He also recorded as part of Kid Ory's band[3][4][5][6] and is with him in a 30-minute 1956 film from France.[7] According to Allmusic he led Phil Gomez's Swinging Kings and brought a Mexican influence to his music.[8] According to IMDb he plays in Ory's band in the 1956 film The Benny Goodman Story.[9]

He was born in Mazatlan, Mexico in 1919.[10]

In 1961 he was living in Los Angeles.[11]

In 1961, he cooyrighted "Dixieland Cha Cha Cha", "Mucho Mambo", and "New Orleans Mambo".[12]


  1. "Jazz Music". Jazz Music Magazine. September 7, 1957 – via Google Books.
  2. "Gomez, Phil - Discography of American Historical Recordings".
  3. "Stars Of Jazz Discography".
  4. "Stereo Review". Ziff-Davis. September 7, 1961 – via Google Books.
  5. "Music, Books on Music, and Sound Recordings". Library of Congress. September 7, 1980 – via Google Books.
  6. Inc, Nielsen Business Media (June 26, 1961). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  7. "L'HOMME DE LA NOUVELLE ORLÉANS". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
  8. "Phil Gomez | Credits". AllMusic.
  9. "The Benny Goodman Story (1956) - IMDb" – via
  11. "Jazz Report". Jazz Report Magazine. September 7, 1961 – via Google Books.
  12. Office, Library of Congress Copyright (September 7, 1961). "Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series" – via Google Books.