About Jomo a.k.a. Joel Newman
A full time musician, I have an eclectic musical background. I cut my teeth on blues, soul, funk and rock, studied and play jazz with some name brand teachers. I've also studied the time proven classical vocal technique of Bel Canto. My claim to fame is that I've recorded and co-wrote with Tim Curry, (of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ fame…); for his A&M records release "Simplicity" produced by Michael Kamen. I've also played on what is called "the chitlin circuit" in NYC, clubs like Willie’s Lounge, the Mark IV and others in the award winning, Live at the Apollo R&B band ‘Take Cover’. Performing with musical giants such as T.M. Stevens, Dr. John, Miroslav Vitious, Dick Wagner and David Sanborn, to name a few. Stylistically I can cover a broad range of musical styles.
I teach music out of "Duet with Music," a music store in the Frederick Md. and at Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg Pa. area as well.
I have recording equipment and I am capable of making quality demos . .
I write and I am interested in collaborating in original music projects, my own and others. I have decent gear and though I live up in the sticks, I have a Kia Soul that get's me from point A to point B all over the Mid Atlantic Region.
Consider me for your next project whether it be recording, live shows, or original music.
Live experience ( Mid Atlantic area ):
Baker Park Bandshell
Rainbow Road Club
Western Maryland Blues Festival, and others. . .
Live experience ( NYC ):
Lion’s Den and others. . .
Performed with :
Sophie B. Hawkins others. . .
Simplicity– Tim Curry– A&M records (1981) Co-wrote and performed on (producer Micheal Kamen)
Voice:– Judy Hages BelCanto Studio
Guitar: (private instruction)– Pat Martino, Allen Hanlon, Ted Mackler
Music: Barry Harris - Jazz Cultural Theater, Sound of Joy music studios