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, 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 performing with sax man Mike Phillips (who has performed with Stevie
Wonder and Prince, among others), the DooDooFunk All-Stars, & the BET/CENTRIC Soul Train
Award All-Star Band. In the last few 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, Bootsy Collins, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more.