BRIAN NEWMAN GEARS UP FOR RELEASE OF HIS FIRST SOLO RECORDING ON VERVE WITH "AFTER HOURS" CLUB TOUR FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Lady Gaga's Friend and Frequent Collaborator Will Perform in NY, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia
Brian Newman, singer, trumpeter and Verve recording artist is gearing up for the release of his first solo recording due out this fall with the launch of a four-city "after hours" club tour that kicks off in Chicago on August 25th. 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. He will perform late night engagements throughout August and September in NY, LA, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. There is also a digital single - Sunday In New York
The club dates coincide with Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour dates so Mother Monster fans can catch Brian's performancedirectly after her show ends in those markets. Lady Gaga has often made surprise appearances at Newman's club appearances in the past.
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.
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.