About Farnell Newton
Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians & educators in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, smooth jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. When he is not teaching at Portland State University’s Jazz Department 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, & many more. In the last few years, Farnell has been touring with 3 time grammy winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins. In pervious years, Farnell has performed with great musical artists, including Lalah Hathaway, Ron Isley, R. Kelly, Cee Lo Green, Fantasia, Gladys Knight, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Najee, Will Downing, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more.
“Still considered a young lion of the local jazz scene despite deserving tenure, trumpeter-producer Farnell Newton has his hands on just about everything cool and funky happening in Portland. His name on a bill serves as a seal of freshness.”
Willamette Week’s Finder 2012-2013 – Casey Jarman
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JamBase’s Court Scott shares her highlights from her first-time aboard Jam Cruise.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band busted out a cover after eight years, debuted a four-year-old original, premiered their take on a Funkadelic classic and teamed with Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr at the Macon City Auditorium during their first concert of 2020.
The BeachLife Festival confirmed its full 2020 lineup including the Steve Miller Band, Counting Crows, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and a Bob Marley tribute from his sons, Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley.