David Newton (piano)

David Newton (piano)

Guest Artists

Date and time
19 Oct 2023 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


over 60s, under 18s

Use your BCU email address at the checkout to automatically activate your complimentary ticket. Subject to availability. No promo code is needed, unless otherwise communicated. If you have any queries regarding your booking, please contact the Events Team.

6pm doors
6.30pm support
7.45pm main show

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a guide dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

David Newton b&w

Arnie Somogyi Invites: David Newton

David Newton had a musical upbringing in Renfrewshire, with the piano trio sound of Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum or Erroll Garner an ever-present feature in the Newton household.

An incredibly versatile pianist, from swinging stride piano to meditative improvisations to beautifully supportive accompaniments to singers, he has it all. From his emergence from Leeds College of Music in 1979, he quickly commanded a place at the top table of British jazz, working with Martin Taylor, Alan Barnes, Carol Kidd, Marion Montgomery, Tina May, Annie Ross, Claire Martin and of course Stacey Kent, with whom he spent the next ten years recording and travelling all over the world.

David Newton was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003 and in 2019, was voted ‘Best Jazz Pianist' for the sixteenth time by the Jazz audience of the UK in the British Jazz Awards!

This is the second gig in the “Arnie Somogyi Invites” series, where under Arnie’s auspices we invite renowned British jazz performers and link them in with the contemporary Birmingham scene. Arnie is a highly respected band leader as well as prominent bass player who has recently relocated to the vibrant Birmingham area making this great city his new hub to be the freelance maverick that he is. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Jazz department is delighted he has agreed to curate this series which includes hosting a jam session after the main set.

Arnie Somogyi bass
Jonathan Silk drums

Running time approx. three hours

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