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Billy Newman

Billy Newman

Jazz / Brazilian / Instrumental Brooklyn, NY  US
Frevo no Sertao de Flatlands
Frevo no Sertao de Flatlands
Choro Calms her Anger
Choro Calms her Anger
The Experts in Relaxation Try to Stay Cool in Kabul
The Experts in Relaxation Try to Stay Cool in Kabul
Knock on Wood
Knock on Wood


"Happy as a Brazilian Greek Jew"


  • 2013

    Jun 16

    New York, NY, US | 8:30pm

    Playing Original Choros, Waltz plus Baden Powell and Frevo. New arrangements Great Band featuring Michael Attias - alto, Vanderlei Pereira on Drums, Kirk Knuffke -cornet, Eric Schugren on tenor, Leco Reis - Bass. I'm playing Nylon String guitar all the way. Jason Ennis follows at 10pm

  • 2012

    Aug 16

    New York, NY, US | 8:30pm

    Billy Newman Guitar/Compositions, Matt Kane - drums, Leco Reis - Bass, Ben Holmes - trumpet, Michael Attias - alto sax, Eric Schugren - tenor sax Original compositions that are expressions of Brazilian genres and some music by greats like Hermeto and Baden Powell

  • 2012

    Jul 26

    New York, NY, US | 12:30pm

    Free outdoor Concert Brazilian Instrumental Music Featuring Billy Newman - Guitar Hadar Noiberg -Flute Tom Armstrong - pandeiro Cesar Garabini - 7 string Guitar


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Bio: Billy Newman is a Jazz and Brazilian guitarist who performs in New York City for over twenty years. Since 1987 he has been traveling to Brazil in order to research Brazilian music and perform with local musicians Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Recife and Florianopolis. While a recipient of Composer’s ...See Full Bio



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“Through outstanding collaborative projects like the Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble, guitarist and composer Billy Newman has emerged as a leading exponent of Brazilian music. Exploring far beyond the well-trodden path of bossa nova, Newman instead unearths the full range of styles the country has to offer, including choro, baiào, valsa, and samba, and in doing so has offered American audiences a rich panoramic glimpse into Brazilian art. The curator of a series at the Cornelia Street Café dedicated to the country’s music, Newman will showcase his own group—a sextet featuring Newman performing alongside drummer Matt Kane, bassist Leco Reis, saxophonists Michael Attias and Eric Schugren, and trumpeter Ben Holmes—in a concert of original works and classic pieces by composers including Baden Powell and Hermeto Pascoal.”

— Seton Hawkins, Hot House

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