Farnell Newton | Evolution

Portland Metro Arts – Saturday, August 18 – 6:50 p.m.
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Farnell Newton | Evolution

Saturday, August 18, doors open: 1:00 p.m., event begins: 6:50 p.m.
Tickets: https://www.tickettomato.com/event/5569

Revitalizing jazz, funk, and soul with a new twist, Farnell Newton has been stirring up a ton of noise in the Northwest music scene.

Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians and educators in the Northwest, playing straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip-hop, funk, and more. When he is not teaching jazz at Portland State University or working with his youth jazz group, PDX Jazz Project, he is touring, recording, and sharing the stage with Skerik, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Karl Denson, Galactic, Nigel Hall, sax man Mike Phillips, the DooDooFunk All-Stars, and many more.

In the last few years, Newton has been touring with three-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott and with the legendary Bootsy Collins. In previous years, Newton has performed with Lalah Hathaway, Ron Isley, CeeLo Green, Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Najee, Will Downing, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, and many more. For the Montavilla Jazz Festival, Newton will be debuting his latest set, Evolution, which merges jazz, soul, funk, and world music.

Lineup: Farnell Newton, trumpet; Kyle Molitor, trombone; George Colligan, piano; Cary Miga, bass; Domo Branch, drums

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