I have great news - I’m making a record and it is one that I have wanted to make for decades!
This is all thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, my grant writer Jadea Kelly and my team at Kensington Market Jazz Festival - I thank you all for this incredible opportunity.
Very soon, I’ll be heading into Noble Street Studios with multiple Juno-winner John Beetle Bailey and multiple Juno-winner Mike Downes to record and I can’t wait to share this music with you. In the mean time I hope you all have a wonderful summer.
See you in September!
A jazz EP from a four-time Juno winning vocalist Billy Newton-Davis, who's worked with Gloria Gaynor, Sammy Davis Jr., Céline Dion, The Nylons, MelleeFresh, Boomtang Boys, Nino Anthony and deadmau5.
A jazzy, bluesy, gospelicious offering, "Have We Met" features some of Billy's favourite classics from the great American songbook. The EP features Juno-winner Mike Downes on bass (and arrangements), Stu Harrison on piano, Ben Ball on drums and was recorded & mixed by Brad Nelson at Cylinder Sound, live-off-the-floor.
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"The sweetness of great artistry is that it holds you in its moment. Billy Newton-Davis is simply that artist. The recording's title playfully asks, Have We Met? Yes we have, and I'm glad. Honesty is deep in every note!" John Devenish JAZZFM.91
“Billy Newton-Davis never fails to hit the right notes. Far beyond his masterful musicality, Billy delivers the kind of heart and soul in this new EP that we’ve all been craving, and paints a picture of romance that’s simply irresistible...” Jeanne Beker
"I have been a fan of Billy Newton-Davis for decades... He's renowned for pop and dance music but finally shares his love of jazz... and in that genre he's "top shelf." Jaymz Bee JAZZFM.91
"Billy Newton-Davis is where you go if you are looking for a truly honest jazz vocal experience. Billy reaches into his heart, his soul and his years in the musical trenches and the result is a sincere, candid and timeless homage to jazz." Sybil Walker - Legendary Jazz Booking Agent
"There are very few artists who can be called “The Complete Performer”. Billy Newton-Davis is such. And for over four decades he’s proven that, performing R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, A cappella, Pop, Rock, Dance and EDM. Now he’s given us a gift as he goes back to his roots with his new EP “Have We Met?”, recording some of favourite classic songs. Once again, this maestro of music has shown us how great a song can sound and feel because he is singing it in a way that only he can. Billy Newton-Davis is a Canadian treasure and the mountain other performers can only wish they could climb & reach his peak." Rudy Blair