Philip Bodner

  • "My late father, guitarist Tony Mottola, worked often with..."
    - Tony Mottola, Jr.
  • "Dear Mark, Neal and Families, The music world has lost a..."
    - Glen Estrin
  • "Mark - I read about your dad in the New York Times and..."
    - Jill Simon
  • "Please add my name to the long list of admirers of Phil..."
    - Albert Regni
  • "I am deeply saddened to learn of the great Mr. B's passing...."
    - Mitchell Estrin

BODNER--Philip, age 90, on February 24, 2008. Loving husband of Judith and the late Harriet. Devoted father of Mark and Beth, Neal and Pam. Adoring grandfather of Josh, Adam, Matthew, Justin, Danielle and Hannah. The musicians' musician, master of 12 woodwind instruments. Virtuoso to the stars including Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Torme, and many others. Prolific and sought-after NYC studio musician, jazz band leader, NARAS Musician of the Year awards recipient, record producer, composer, and publisher. His legacy lives on in thousands of recordings, movie soundtracks, and jingle advertisements. Service and interment Thursday, 1:30pm, Westchester Hills Cemetery.
Published in The New York Times from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2008