David Newton

David Newton Award-winning Jazz Pianist at Leeds College of Music

Job title: Principal Lecturer

Courses taught: BA (Hons) Music (Jazz)

Specialisms: Piano

David Newton began his musical career in theatre before switching to jazz piano and after making his first recording with Martin Taylor and Buddy De Franco, was persuaded to move to London by his old Leeds Conservatoire room-mate, Alan Barnes. Thanks to an award winning album with Scottish singer Carol Kidd, Newton gained a reputation as an accompanist for singers and as a direct result, has developed his insight and affinity  with the Great American Songbook. 

Newton has fifteen albums in his name and collaborated on over eighty with other artists. He was made a fellow of Leeds Conservatoire in 2003 and has won prizes at the British Jazz Awards thirteen times. 

This afternoon Sean Cooney and David Eagle of the three-time BBC Folk Award-winning trio @theyoungunstrio come to L… https://t.co/9BI6K7eAVn
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