Brian Newman, singer, trumpeter and Verve recording artist will release his second single from his forthcoming debut record, a swinging version of “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm,” on November 17th, just in time for holiday season. He is also continuing his successful summer “after hours” club tour with winter dates that kick off in Houston on December 3rd. Newman is a long-time friend of Lady Gaga and has frequently accompanied her in performance, most notably on the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga “Cheek to Cheek” Tour in 2015. As with the summer tour, which was highlighted by two surprise appearances by Lady Gaga at both of Brian’s performances at House of Blues in Boston, these new club dates coincide with Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour dates. In addition to Houston, Brian will have appearances in Austin, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The Brian Newman Quintet features Brian on vocals and trumpet, Alex Smith on keyboard, Steve Kortyka on saxophone, Daniel Foose on bass and Joe Peri on drums.
Brian was featured in the recent Netflix documentary, Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two in which both the personal and professional relationship between the two are portrayed: Lady Gaga attending the baptism of Brian’s first child and Brian performing on “Bad Romance” at Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday party at the Rainbow Room in New York City.
Signed to Verve, Brian Newman’s forthcoming debut solo album will showcase the diversity and originality of his musical signature, recently inspiring the New York Times to note his “swinging music…and noteworthy style.”. A true talent on trumpet, the release will incorporate creative takes on rock classics as well as jazz standards. In addition to the Bennett/Gaga tour, he has collaborated with Jose Feliciano and Dierks Bentley. Brian has performed on Boardwalk Empire, NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center, MTV’s Video Music Awards, The Tonight Show, Watch What Happens Live, Marc Jacobs fashion shows and was featured in a national H&M commercial.
‘After Hours’ Club Dates:
12/03 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
12/05 Antone’s, Austin, TX
12/16 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
12/17 Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Brian grew up in Cleveland and studied music at the Cincinatti College-Conservatory of Music. In 2003, he moved to New York City to establish his music career and met Lady Gaga while bartending at the downtown club St Jerome’s. The two have remained friends ever since and when Lady Gaga reconnected with her love of jazz through her collaboration with Tony Bennett, she asked Brian to perform trumpet on “The Lady Is A Tramp,” which appeared on Bennett’s “Duets II,” as well as the “Cheek to Cheek” recording.