Philippe was born in a family of musicians and began learning music in Paris conservatories where he studied guitar and violin. He quickly felt the desire to move towards jazz, which he studied among others with the guitarist Pierre Cullaz.
In 2009, he recorded his first album of original compositions (Philippe Gillet Quintet, Nebela). A few years later, he played choro and tango and recorded a second album, Proses, which reveals new world music and latino influences.
Today, with his quartet, he pays world music where his many jazz, classical, latino and mediterranean influences meet.
Eclectic and curious musician, it is first the pleasure of playing that guides him. He can be seen in concert in the most varied projects, always favoring in his artistic choices the human and the sharing.