Farnell Newton released his first album, ”Sense of Direction,” co-led by pianist Marcus Reynolds on Diatic Records. Graduate Music Performance at Portland State University (P.S.U.) under the direction of Charles Gray and Darrell Grant, and in 2009, he finished his Master’s Degree of Music in Jazz Studies and was hired at P.S.U. as Professor of Jazz Trumpet.
Farnell Newton, recently performed as trumpeter for the Soul Train Awards house band, which played with notable artists, such as Erykad Badu, Ledisi, Chaka Khan, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson, Bootsy Collins, Ginuwine, Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michelle, Boyz II Men, Melanie Fiona, and Ryan Leslie. In conjunction with his work as a performer and producer, Farnell is also developing and maintaining a multicultural, jazz education program in metropolitan Portland. Farnell's new cd "Class Is Now In Session" now available on amazon.com
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