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Billy Newman

Guitarist Billy Newman has been performing for over 20 years. Starting in Jazz, he performed in the 80’s with artists such as Dave Douglas and Vincent Herring. Since 1992 he has been traveling to Brazil, spending months there to investigate the myriad forms of music. In 1995 he began forming groups to perform principally Brazilian instrumental music at New York cultural institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and MOMA, as well as at colleges, clubs and libraries. After 1998, Billy developed a serious passion for Choro music, studying and playing with musicians including Rogerio Souza and Rodrigo Lessa in Rio de Janeiro

The Solo Guitar of Billy Newman

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Tempo de Crianca, Devairada, Lamento do Morro, Soul Eyes, Os Dois Ernestos, Tio Leonel, Sensivel, Never Let Me Go, Delicado

Billy Newman Sextet

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012
Track listing: 10 tracks


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