Blake A. Newman: Program Bio
Bassist with Jeff Robinson Trio, performed with Amiri Baraka, Patricia Smith, Askia Toure, and Quincy
Troupe; and recorded “Next On the Mic” (2007, Rounder Records). Three years with Bruce Katz,
performed on tours and festivals in Canada, Europe, the U.S. and the U.K., recorded “Three Feet off
the Ground” (2000, Audioquest). Performs with Gamelan Galak Tika, recorded "Gamelan Galak Tika"
(2000, New World Records), "Dangerous Things" (2002), and "Bronz Age Space Age" (2009). Played
Carnegie Hall and toured Bali (2005), Alice Tully Hall(2012) with Galak Tika. Performed in Oedipus
(dir. Robert Woodruff) at the A.R.T., 2004. Performed in OrpheusX (dir. Robert Woodruff) at the A.R.T.,
2006, the Edinburgh Int. Festival, 2007, Hong Kong Int. Festival of the Arts, 2008, and Theatre For a New
Audience, NYC 2009. Performed in Julius Ceasar (dir. Arthur Nauzyciel) at the A.R.T., 2008, France 2009
and 2010, Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá 2012. Performed inThe Blue Flower (dir. Will
Pomerantz) at the A.R.T. 2010/2011, fifteen performances. Performed in Paved Paradise: the Music
of Joni Mitchell with John Kelly at the Theater Offensive, Boston 2007, Hammer Museum, LA 2009, Real
Artways, Hartford, 2009, Bard College 2008 and 2010, Austin and Marfa TX 2010. Composed score for
play As If We Live To Bear No Scars, 2007. Toured Italy and Switzerland with Musaner 2010, recorded
"MusAner" (2009) and "Once Upon A Time" (2012). Longtime member Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
recorded "Live Snakes" (2014). Toured Senegal with Ibrahima Camara and Safal, 1998. Performed and/or
recorded with David Murray, Ran Blake, Ken Field, Big Jack Johnson, Duke Robillard, John Sinclair, Peter Wolf,
Butch Morris, KennyWolleson, Jon Faddis, David Maxwell,Charles Neville. B.M. Berklee College of Music.
Studied with Gary Peacock, Charlie Haden and Dave Holland.
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