Blake Newman

Bassist with Jeff Robinson Trio, performed with Amiri Baraka, Patricia Smith, Askia Toure, and Quincy Troupe; and recorded “Next On the Mic” (released Aug. 2007, Rounder Records). Three years with Bruce Katz, performed on tours and festivals in Canada, Europe, the U.S. and the U.K., recorded “Three Feet off the Ground” (2000, Audioquest). Four years with Gamelan Galak Tika, recorded "Amok" (2000, New World Records).

Played Carnegie Hall and toured Bali  with Galak Tika in 2005. Performed in Oedipus (dir. Robert Woodruff) at the A.R.T., 2004. Performed in OrpheusX (dir. Robert Woodruff) at the A.R.T., 2006, the Edinburgh Int. Festival, 2007, and Hong Kong Int. Festival of the Arts, 2008. Performed in Julius Ceasar (dir. Arthur Nauzyciel) at the A.R.T., 2008. Performed in Paved Paradise: the Music of Joni Mitchell with John Kelly at the Theater  Offensive, Boston 2007, Bard College 2008, Hammer Museum, LA 2009, Real Artways, Hartford, 2009. Composed score for play As If We Live To Bear No Scars, 2007. Toured Senegal with Ibrahima Camara and Safal, 1998. Performed and/or recorded with David Murray, Ran Blake, Big Jack Johnson, Duke Robillard, John Sinclair, Peter Wolf, Butch Morris, Jon Faddis, David Maxwell. B.M. Berklee College of Music. Studied with Gary Peacock, Charlie Haden and Dave Holland. .


Photo by Roger Gordy

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