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James Newton

Born May 1, 1953

James W. Newton is an American jazz flautist, composer, and conductor.

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    Huffington Post - Dec 30, 2015
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    Boston Standard - Jun 25, 2013
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    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 13, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Jan 03, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Newton.


1953 Birth Born on May 1, 1953.


1972 19 Years Old From 1972 to 1975, together with David Murray, Bobby Bradford, and Arthur Blythe, Newton was a member of drummer (and later critic) Stanley Crouch's band Black Music Infinity.


1978 25 Years Old From 1978 to 1981 he lived in New York, leading a trio with pianist and composer Anthony Davis and cellist Abdul Wadud. … Read More


1989 36 Years Old In 1989 he wrote and published a method book entitled The Improvising Flute.


1997 44 Years Old He has also composed classical works for chamber ensemble and orchestra, as well as electronic music. In 1997 he wrote an opera, The Songs of Freedom. … Read More
2002 49 Years Old In 2002 Newton sued the rap group Beastie Boys for using a sample of his "Choir," a 1978 composition for flute and voice, in their song "Pass the Mic", stating that the group should have contacted him personally for permission. … Read More


2006 53 Years Old In 2006 he composed a Latin Mass which premiered in Prato Italy in February 2007.
2007 54 Years Old In 2007 he published Daily Focus For The Flute.
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