James Newton

Born: b. 1953
Nationality: American
Best Known For:
being a composer, flutist and conductor; compositions and performances include chamber, symphonic, and electronic music genres, compositions for ballet and modern dance, and numerous jazz and world music performances
Notable Compositions:
Performed with and composed for: Mingus Dynasty, Buddy Collette, New York Philharmonic, Anthony Davis, David Murray, Aurèle Nicolet, Donald McKayle, Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi, Sir Roland Hanna, Jose Limon Dance Company, Bennie Maupin, Cecil Taylor, John Carter, Andrew Cyrille, Wu Man, Red Callender, Southwest Chamber Music, Bobby Hutcherson, Dino Saluzzi, Zakir Hussain, San Francisco Ballet, Jon Jang, Kenny Burrell, Herbie Hancock, Frank Wess, LA Philharmonic New Music Group
Professor of Ethnomusicology with a compositional emphasis at UCLA since 2008; has also held professorships at University of California at Irvine, California Institute of the Arts and Cal State University Los Angeles; Music Director of Luckman Jazz Orchestra 2001-2006
the little match girl passion 11/13/2011
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