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Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman's first album for Verve, SHOWBOAT, is out today and features a brand new track with his long-time friend and colleague
LADY GAGA on "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," a song that was first recorded by Nina Simone in 1964, and subsequently covered by The Animals. Joe Cocker and Elvis Costello among a host of other artists through the decades. Brian explains, "Please Don't let Me Be Misunderstood was on a short list of songs we wanted to record with LG. Our choices of how to arrange this song and every song always stays true to our original sound as a band. While steeped in the tradition of the Great American Songbook and at the same time we are pushing the boundaries of the music we know and love. LG makes that very easy for us because of her great range and vast knowledge of the music. We didn't want to do what was already done and make it our own. This definitely shines on this track and I'm excited for everyone to hear it!"
For the first time ever, Las Vegas will run a Super Bowl ad, and it features; Brian Newman / BEST US CASINOS
With their official name change to the Las Vegas Raiders, and the 2018 Supreme Court ruling that allows sports betting, the NFL's inviting Las Vegas to share in some of the action on their biggest stage. During this sunday's Super Bowl LIV pre-game spots, Las Vegas will run an advertisement for the first time ever. The 30-second "Key of Vegas" spot will air, highlighting the city's new slogan...
Lady Gaga makes surprise appearance at Brian Newman's Vegas residency / FM100.3
Lady Gaga played six songs with Brian Newman late Sunday night during her longtime Jazz & Piano bandleader's "After Dark" residency at a packed NoMad Restaurant at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. During the performance that lasted for more than 90 minutes, Gaga played "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "Orange Colored Sky" "Ev'ry Time Say Goodby...
Gaga bandleader Brian Newman to open his own Vegas show / Los Angeles Times
Trumpeter, singer and Lady Gaga band leader Brian Newman will step out on his own stage soon with a new late-night lounge show that promises nods to vintage Las Vegas, the big band era and modern rock. "Brian Newman After Dark" will run Thursday through June 15 at the NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM. After dinner service each night, the restaurant will be reset as a classic Vegas lounge with a band stage an...
'Dancing In The Moonlight' from Brian Newman's SHOWBOAT featured on Punto Radio's Animajazz
In episode No. 853 of "ANIMAJAZZ", conceived and conducted by BRUNO POLLACCI , aired Tuesday 12 February at 20.30, on PUNTORADIO, also in streaming on www.puntoradio.fm and in immediate podcast on http: // animajazz. eu will be protagonists of the evening, presenting; BRIAN NEWMAN - "Showboat" CD - "Dancing In The Moonlight." SHOWBOAT brilliantly captures the convivial style and e...
Brian Newman greets me with 'Dean Martin-like charisma' / Oprah Mag
It's a Thursday night at New York City's legendary Rose Bar inside the Gramercy Park Hotel, and seconds after Brian Newman dashes out of "Showboat," his 1971 Oldsmobile 98 LS (the vehicular inspiration behind his debut Verve Records album of the same name), he flies to the bar and greets me with Dean Martin-like charisma and words reminiscent of yesteryear: "Hey, baby, what's going on?" Brian Newman is t...
Gaga's band 'the Brian Newman Quintet' plays offstrip club / Las Vegas Review-Journal
Members of Lady Gaga's backing band, otherwise known as the Brian Newman Quintet, Alex Smith (piano), Daniel Foose (bass), Steve Koryka (sax), Donald Barrett (drums) and Brian Newman (trumpet), joined Vegas players Jake Langley (guitar) and Julian Tanaka (clarinet) at Dispensary Lounge on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Newman, a highly regarded trumpet player, is Gaga's bandleader who has also hit the...
How cool is Brian Newman? / Inked Q&A
Let's just say, if there were a trumpet player in Goodfellas, it would have been played by Brian Newman. And if he were to get matching tattoos with someone, it would be with Lady GaGa and the tattoo would have been designed by Tony Bennett…and that's exactly what went down with Brian and Lady GaGa. Meet Brian Newman - this cat's got the chops to blow the roof off the joint, while dressed to the n...
Brian Newman shows his bona-fides on SHOWBOAT / Jazz Weekly
Here, for his first album for Verve, Trumpeter and vocalist Brian Newman shows the bona-fides of a jazzer that is able to connect with the masses in ways few people this side of Diana Krall are able. On vocals, he gives a swagger to a Caribbean flavored "Jockey Full of Bourbon" while crooning with pathos on a gloriously desultory "You Don't Know What Love Is" with a similarly distraught teaming with Gaga...
On 'Showboat' Brian Newman goes from the most casual to the most religious / The Tufts Daily
Trumpet player and jazz singer Brian Newman has had a longstanding New York City career. For over 10 years, Newman's role in the city's nightlife has ranged from different venues, performances with pop superstars and a residency at the Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel. He is the bread and butter of jazz in the city. But it was not until this year that Newman released his second album, "Showboat," a releas...
Lady Gaga takes it over the top on 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' collaboration with Brian Newman / Consequence of Sound
Lady Gaga is just weeks away from launching not one but two Las Vegas residencies. One, entitled "Lady Gaga Enigma", will focus on her pop smash hits. The other, "Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano", will strip down those songs and place them alongside classics from the Great American Songbook to showcase Gaga's true vocal talents. Her longtime friend and trumpeter Brian Newman will serve as bandleader for "Jazz...
Brian Newman teams with Lady Gaga for 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood' / RollingStone
Trumpeter Brian Newman teams with Lady Gaga for a jazzy rendition of "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," one of the cuts that feature on the musician's just-released new album Showboat. Gaga's vocal prowess and Newman's horn skills take center stage on the powerful version of the track popularized by Nina Simone and the Animals. Newman and Gaga previously worked together on 2014's Cheek to Cheek,...
Jazz-Fest chat with Brian Newman / BEDFORD & BOWERY
The man sitting next to me at the Black Penny in the French Quarter is very tall, pencil thin, in a black T-shirt and trousers with a skull-and-cross-bones belt buckle. He leans into his Vieux Carre cocktail with his tattoo sleeves propped on the bar, his pin-striped jacket hanging under it. In New Orleans, he could be anybody-a rocker, a random tourist, just a guy. But in barely 24 hours, he'll be headl...