curt <at> curtnewton <dot> com
"Newton dazzles...he exhibited breathtaking restraint,
breaking down time with a subtle hand,
tapping out painterly splashes of sound...
A large reserve of free floating power."
Curt Newton coaxes whispers from drumsets and swing from old tin cans, weaving various musical traditions together in the spirit of serious playfulness. Over the past two decades he's performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe and recorded over 20 CDs with some of contemporary music's leading figures including Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, Nate McBride, Pandelis Karayorgis and Charlie Kohlhase. Curt studied drumset with Bob Gullotti and has a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory, neither of which bears any responsibility for his drumset arrangement of Lutoslawski's String Quartet.
Credit: Peter Gannushkin - DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET
|Eric Hofbauer Quintet
Eric Hofbauer - guitar / Junko Fujiwara - cello / Todd Brunel - clarinets / Jerry Sabatini - trumpet / Curt Newton - drumset
Performing Eric's rearrangements of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time
Mixing the recording, looking ahead to Fall 2014
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club
Rotating personnel (Matt Langley, Eric Hofbauer, Jerry Sabatini, Jeff Galindo, Jef Charland, Aaron Darrel) and frequent special guests...
3rd Thursday every month at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Last Wednesday every month at Lily Pad, Cambridge MA
Expanded edition, John Tchicai memorial celebration Sunday May 4 2014 at Outpost 186, Cambridge MA
Pandelis Karayorgis - piano / Jorrit Dijkstra - alto saxophone
Nate McBride - bass / Curt Newton - drums
Repertoire: originals + a few covers e.g. Steve Lacy and Thelonious Monk
1st Wednesday each month at Lily Pad, Cambridge MA, part of Driff Records' Midweek Runaway series: May 7 and June 4, 2014
Friday July 18, 2014: Driff Records mini-festival, Lily Pad, Cambridge MA
Dave Bryant, keyboardist with Ornette Coleman's Prime Time and Boston groundbreakers Shock Exchange, assembles rotating 4tet-7tet groups including Neil Leonard, Tom Hall, Jeff Song, Eric Rosenthal, and Jacob William
No gigs currently. Septet recording is being mixed.
Collective group with Jason Robinson and Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones /
Josh Rosen - piano / Bruno Raberg - bass / Curt Newton - drums
WMBR/MIT List Center Ampersand Concert Series, Thurs 5/1/14, MIT Bartos Theater
Wed May 28, 2014 at Lily Pad, Cambridge MA
I try to email an upcoming gig calendar roughly every 2 months. Contact me at [curt <at> curtnewton <dot> com] to join that list.
as a percussionist's is likely to get.”
Chris Kelsey, Cadence
Hal Howland, Modern Drummer
Michael Anton Parker, Downtown Music Gallery
last update: April 26, 2014