Newport Jazz Club


David Newton - Big Screen Show

Forsaking the Easter bunny and the chocolate egg mountain the jazz faithfull from Newport Jazz Club were, on Sunday evening, treated to something, arguably, even more delicious, as David Newton treated a packed Apollo Theatre to a preview of his new album dedicated to the music of the movies.

No stranger to Isle of Wight audiences David was voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the thirteenth time in 2014. He has played with most of the current jazz greats and is no stranger to the big screen having composed for a number of movies.

With excellent support from Matt Skelton (drums) and Tom Farmer (bass) the audience were treated to a wide variety of numbers ranging from “When somebody loves me” from Toy Story to “The days of wine and roses” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Closing with a reprise from My Fair lady then “Wouldn’t it be loverly” – it certainly was.

david newton trio

Words and picture by Ian Mitchell.