A veteran of the NYC burlesque scene. Brian has performed with live dancers for years. Recently, Brian got the chance to perform with Wynton Marsalis for performances tied to the US Tennis Open in NYC and he co-produced with Lady Gaga the track, “La Vie En Rose,” featured in the film, A Star Is Born. Brian was also the bandleader and trumpeter for Lady Gaga’s “Cheek to Cheek” album and tour with Tony Bennett. Currently, Brian is the bandleader and arranger for Lady Gaga’s Jazz & Piano show during her Las Vegas residency. Brian also has his own late night Vegas residency at the Nomad, called Brian Newman: AFTER DARK where he brings an ode to old vegas with special musical guests, burlesque and much more.
“I don’t want to do what’s already been done,” he says. “We are bringing jazz to another level but still referencing the tradition. Jazz shouldn’t be placed in a glass jar.” “We can make jazz accessible,” states Newman. “That’s what I want to do – and I am going to do that.”
New York Burlesque Festival