NEW YORK–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,” 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 3. 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 Newman’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, Newman 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.
Newman 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, Newman’s forthcoming debut solo album will showcase the diversity and originality of his musical signature. 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. He 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.