Tom Newman Project
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Tom Newman Project


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I Apologize (single from upcoming Tom Newman Project album)



Tom Newman is a real, true musician. Boiling in his veins is the talent of a true musical icon. With modesty, diligence and passion, Tom Newman works in every performance to create a musical atmosphere so fierce each audience member is left breathless and inspired.

Tom Newman is a native Washingtonian who started formally studying guitar at age 15 and turned professional before his 16th birthday. “I can remember traveling to Northern Virginia from Northwest DC by myself when I was 15 to practice for performances I had with guys three times my age.” His independence and maturity landed him many performance and learning opportunities at a young age. He attended Howard University and started teaching at the age of 18 years old. While at Howard, he recorded the hit record “Let’s Do the Latin Hustle" with Eddie Drennon and BBS Unlimited Band which formed in 1976. After graduation and through the years, he has played with such greats as Stanley Turrentine, Wilson Pickett, Roy Ayers, Lloyd Price and many others. As a teacher, he taught in D.C. Public Schools for 20 years as well as in his own private studio, private music schools and Bowie State University. Tom is a much sought after musician, be it in a live or studio situation. He is also a clinician having developed various workshops.

His latest endeavor, The Tom Newman Project is a multi-styled musical ensemble. The group can go from Tom playing solo guitar to a progressive jazz trio/quartet to an eight piece vocal based group. The Tom Newman Project features music’s best of the best in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.

Tom Newman plays Brian Moore MC1 with Piezo pickup and midi uses Line 6 POD effects processor.

Tom Newman plays Brian Moore MC1 with Piezo pickup and midi uses Line 6 POD effects processer

Now Booking Dates For:
Tom Newman Project featuring Bryant “Lou” Roberts (Contemporary R&B)
Tom Newman Trio (Smooth Jazz)
Tom Newman Blues Project (Blues/Rock)
Conscious Brother (Progressive Rock/Jazz Fusion)
Malone & Barnes’ Spontaneous Simplicity (Fusion)

Tom Newman Also Available As:
One on One Musical Instructor
Clinician or Seminar Speaker/Panelist
Musical Director
Tour and Studio Musician for Hire
Producer/ Musical Consultant

Venues Played:
Club One
Zie De France Bistro
Fish Market
Mirrors Restaurant and Lounge
Reggie’s Sportz Bar
Blues Alley
The Zoo Bar
Old Post Office Pavilion
Zanzibar on the Waterfront
The Boulevard at the Capital Centre
Cada Vez
H Street Martini Lounge
The Game Room
Bohemian Caverns
Dotson’s Live
The Underground at Hood College
Oasis Farms
H Street Martini Lounge

Tom Newman has performed and recorded with:
Jean Carne (Motown Records)
Eddie Drennon and BBS Unlimited
Roy Ayers (Arista Records)
Al Johnson
Wilson Pickett
The Moments
Freddie Cole
Charlie Daniels
Stanley Turrentine
Tony Terry
The Delphonics
Marcus Johnson Project (Three Keys)
Rickush Mojo (Joe Claire)
Malcolm Jamal Warner
Frank McComb
The Four Kings of Rhythm and Blues
(Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler, Ben E. King and Jerry Butler)

To Book Contact:
Tom Newman (202) 531-9760
Singleton Newman (410) 868-5838
Dionne Smith (301) 773-7434