Samuel Augustus Newsome was born on April 28,1965 in Salibury, MD. He is the youngest of three boys. He began playing music at 12 years old when his family relocated to Hampton, VA. By the time he was 15 years old he began playing professionally around town with local R & B bands along with his high school classmate bassist James Genus. It was during high school that he became serious about studying jazz and began taking lessons after school with saxophonist Steve Wilson. It was Steve who introduced him to recordings of jazz legends such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins.
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Sam Newsome’s Monk Abstractions is a jazz album that showcases one artist’s superb skill on the soprano sax. --Sari N. Kent, The CelebrityCafe.com
If you enjoy the sounds of the soprano sax pushed to new limits, this is the CD for you! --Xavier P., RadioIndy.com
Newsome expands the sound of a single soprano saxophone into a one man band. --Mark Corroto, All About Jazz