James Newton- Sophisticated Lady (from “The African Flower”)
James Newton is a jazz legend, and musical chameleon. He is able to move in and out of different styles with ease as both a performer and composer. He has won 23 consecutive years in Downbeat Magazine’s International Critics Poll for flute. He is also my composition adviser. He is a compassionate man, who understands you as an individual and as an artist. I’m a grateful guy for his ability to tap into resources musically I didn’t see as an auto-didactic composer.