New York, NY | (Jazz)
- Virtual Musikfest stream – Friday, August 1, 7pm-ish
- Official Website
Jazz isn’t what it used to be, but for trumpeter and vocalist Brian Newman, that’s entirely the point and his debut album, SHOWBOAT, showcases that.
SHOWBOAT provides Newman with the opportunity to bust the art form out of its constraints, to allow the jazz influences of Miles Davis and Chet Baker to find room with his love of rock bands such as Nirvana, Beck and Thin Lizzy.
“I don’t want to do what’s already been done,” he says. “We are bringing jazz to another level but still referencing the tradition. Jazz shouldn’t be placed in a glass jar.” “We can make jazz accessible,” states Newman. “That’s what I want to do – and I am going to do that.”