With a sound that will stir your soul and grooves that will make your body move, saxophonist Keith Newton is an edgy, soulful talent with a unique artistic approach to music. Keith’s passion, power and energy are inventively crafted through jazz and hip-hop grooves, and he provides fantastic entertainment without cliché. Get ready for a most exciting musical experience with Keith Newton and his new groove!
“Feelin’ Groovy!”, the new CD, is Keith’s first commercial release and it’s sure to be a big hit with music fans. The disc is filled with fantastic compositions and original songs. Upon listening, you’ll find Keith has style all his own, combining the best elements of contemporary music with instantly memorable melodies, rhythm and harmony that place the listener in timeless shades of the here and now. “Keith Newton: Feelin’ Groovy!” is sophisticated and elegant. It is a joy to discover and easy love; relaxing, loving, and soulful with a bit of a kick.
“I see music without boundaries. You can enjoy music with anyone, anywhere. When music speaks a global language, the barriers disappear. It inspires us to create an experience that brings artists closer to their fans and consumers, regardless of language or style.”
Keith started playing saxophone at age 10, played through high school, and then college. While Keith has always been recognized as a great perfoming musician, he began his professional music career as a middle school band director, then as an instructor in career education. Recently, he obtained his MM (Masters in Music) at The Ohio State University. Other career highlights include experience as a web developer and as a technical support consultant.
As a performing musician Keith is on the brink of making it past the point of "part-timer." He’s had lots of impromptu performances nationally with groups like Blessed Union of Souls, Bare Naked Ladies, Kirk Whalum, Jewel, Winton Marsalis, Dave Mathews Cover Band, and more! He’s also performed on tour with Michael Wolff, T.S. Monk, and The Afro-Rican Ensemble. Currently, he can be seen performing with the regional rock/pop cover band Shucking Bubba Deluxe and the smooth jazz group called Aftermath.
Keith’s music will stir your soul. He’s inventive, and provides great entertainment without cliché. His grooves will make you shake and move! Enjoy Keith Newton, a fantastic new artist!