This outdoor concert series is presented every Thursday over the course of the summer months on the outdoor Plaza between 601 Lexington Avenue and Saint Peter’s Church. The series is presented by Midtown Arts Common and its partners.
While every effort is made to host Jazz on the Plaza outdoors, in the event of inclement weather the concert may be moved indoors to the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, where guests are asked not to bring food.
About the musiciansTimothy Newman is Associate Professor of Music and teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes in jazz history, theory, and performance at William Paterson University. He received a Ph.D. in composition at New York University, a Master of Music in jazz performance on Bass Trombone from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from William Paterson College.
Mr. Newman was a regular member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra for 10 years and plays regularly with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His Amosaya CD Altered Ego features his compositions and arrangements, and he is also featured on Jim Snidero's Advance CD/Book Jazz Conception for Bass Trombone. He has recorded and appeared with such diverse artists as trombonists Slide Hampton and Buddy Morrow, trumpeters Luis "Perico" Ortiz and Joe Magnarelli, singer Mel Torme, multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson, pianist Mike Holober, organist Jack McDuff; and such groups as The Mario Bauza Afro-Cuban Orchestra, The Bill Mobley Jazz Orchestra, and They Might Be Giants.
Dr. Newman is also an active composer and scholar. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals, NYU's Loewe Theater, and the artists' colony Yaddo, where he is a fellow. He has presented papers and articles at conferences of the College Music Society and the International Association for Jazz Education.