We are Musicians, Artists, Producers, Arrangers, and Engineers who love music and the creative process. It's our passion and we hope you will enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed making it.
"The Stakes could write songs about calculus and people would dance to it. Live and on record, the band has a powerful chemistry, creating a potent combination of rap, jazz, funk, and pop touches that sounds totally modern while also harkening back to the golden age of Native Tongues-style hip-hop."
—Phoenix New Times
Styles: Crossover Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Jazz-Funk, R&B, Funk
Instruments: Producer, Bass
Harry Kevin Phillips has spent much of his career as an R&B Producer/Writer but he is also one of the most talented electric bassists around. He played R&B as a youth and had stints with Side Effect(1977) and L.A.Bopers before becoming Musical Director for Miki Howard(1985).