Classic Jazz Standards

& Popular music

James R. Newell performs a wide variety of classic Jazz ballads, swing and blues songs and dance music for easy listening, dinner and dance functions.  As a teenager he enjoyed the good fortune of working with some of the greats of the blues.  His experiences with Kansas City Blues shouter 'Big' Joe Turner, stride pianist Lloyd Glenn, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells and others has left a strong blues edge on whatever style he is working in.  James is available for appearances as a solo guitarist-vocalist, with the Newell & Sorrells Jazz & Blues duo, or with a trio, quartet, or larger groups.  Click here for more about the Newell & Sorrells Jazz & Blues duo.


Click here to see a partial list of James' extensive repertoire.



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