Wigan Jazz Club – June with Dave Newton Trio & Special Guests
WIGAN JAZZ CLUB – June 2017…
Dave Newton Trio & Special Guests
Dave Newton’s recording career began in 1985 with Buddy De Franco and Martin Taylor and his first solo album was released in ’88 in association with producer Elliot Meadow who oversaw the next nine years of recording for Linn Records followed by Candid Records. In 1997, David Newton and Alan Barnes teamed up and together with Concorde Label agent Barry Hatcher, made four CDs for that label.
In the first five years of the nineties, Newton’s reputation as an exquisite accompanist for a singer, spread rather rapidly and by ’95 he was regularly working with Carol Kidd, Marion Montgomery, Tina May, Annie Ross, Claire Martin and of course Stacey Kent, with whom he spent the next ten years recording and travelling all over the world. While all this was going on, Newton was composing music which he would record on his own CDs as well as writing specifically for Martin Taylor, Alan Barnes, Tina May or Claire Martin and Newton’s music can now be heard on many television productions, especially in the United States, where over twenty TV movies benefit from Newton’s haunting themes.
In 2003, after a twenty year gap, David Newton was reunited with playwright Alan Aykbourn having been involved with eight world premiers in Scarborough and London back in the early eighties, and he was asked to write the music for two new productions, ‘Sugar Daddies’ and ‘Drowning on Dry Land’. Currently, Newton is a member of the Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet, leads the trio backing Claire Martin and Ray Gelato’s ‘Swinging Affair’ and is now once again recording for Linn Records with the ‘Big Screen Trio’ with Matt Skelton and Tom Farmer.
David Newton has been voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the thirteenth time in 2014 and was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003 where he now teaches jazz piano.
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