Brian Newman has earned his stripes as a man about town.
Fulfilling his dream to become a New York City jazz man, the Cleveland-born trumpeter and crooner is perhaps best known as Lady Gaga’s jazz bandleader, having most recently collaborated with her and Tony Bennett on the Grammy-winning album, Cheek to Cheek, as well as appearing on notable television broadcasts and promotional appearances including PBS’s Great Performances, NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center, The Tonight Show, The Today Show and Saturday Night Live, ABC’s A Very Gaga Thanksgiving and Good Morning America, BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend and MTV’s Video Music Awards. Brian’s trumpet performance with Gaga was also captured on 2011’s A Very Gaga Holiday EP as well as a special jazz version of Gaga’s hit “You and I” which she tweeted was inspired by “too many whiskies with Newman”.
Brian also continues to hold court with his longstanding weekly residency as bandleader at Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and routinely appears for special live performances with a diverse array of musical acts ranging from country’s Dierks Bentley to rock stalwarts, Willie Nile and The Dirty Pearls. Read More »