OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF BENNETT ROTH NEWELL

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who is Bennett Roth Newell?

Bennett Roth-Newell is a pianist/keyboardist, composer/arranger, emcee, producer, and multi-genre music educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He appears and performs frequently with The Bad Ones, Amy Dabalos and The Vibrant Things, The Illiance, Soulful Obsession, Mason Razavi’s Quartet Plus, Maya Victoria, Tracy Cruz and many more acts.

Bennett Roth-Newell – Music Interview

Bennett Appears As Featured Pianist

On Tracy Cruz’s Award Winning EP

“H3artifacts”

The Bennett’s piano contributions on “H3artifacts” by Tracy Cruz have resulted in the EP receiving two Akademia Awards and a Hollywood Music in Media nomination for best single! “H3artifacts” is available at Tracy Cruz’s website: https://www.tracycruzmusic.com/store/h3artifacts

Bennett’s Modern Jazz/R&B Group

“The Bad Ones” Releases Self-Titled

Debut Album

The Bad Ones are a 7-piece ensemble that fuses modern jazz, R&B, funk, and hip-hop together to create a distinctly influential and invigorating sound. Bennett played piano, contributed rap vocals, and wrote five original compositions for the self-titled debut album.

Upcoming Events

Here's where and with whom Bennett will be performing next!
Dec
17
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Dec
23
Sat
7:30 pm Amy Dabalos Trio @ Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
Amy Dabalos Trio @ Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company
Dec 23 @ 7:30 pm
Amy Dabalos – Vocals Bennett Roth-Newell – Keyboards Sutton Marley – Drums
Dec
24
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Dec 24 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Dec
31
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Jan
7
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Jan
14
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Jan 14 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Jan
21
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Jan
28
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Feb
4
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals
Feb
11
Sun
9:00 pm The iLLiance @ 55 South
The iLLiance @ 55 South
Feb 11 @ 9:00 pm
Bernard Sapitola – Trumpet / Vocals Lionel Briones – Alto Saxophone / Keys / Vocals Ed Pasalo – Keys / Bass Steve Kaku – Drums Bennett Roth-Newell – Keys / Vocals

What People Say

“Roth-Newell delivers firm comping, colorful lines, and delicate musical trim.”

– Dan Bilawsky, Reviewer for All About Jazz

“Roth-Newell is precisely virtuosic with the will and desire to cut loose.”

– Travis Rogers, Reviewer for JazzTimes

“Roth-Newell has a natural sense of jazz history in his playing, his esthetic and openness to the piano lineage is apparent. His chord voicings are splendid; his sensitivity as an accompaniment is exceptional and his single lines are clear in both rhythm and melodic direction. It is rewarding to hear, the precision of his touch and the logic of his playing combined with his virtuosity lead to a high sense of musical expression.”

– Sylvannia Garutch, Contributing Writer for The Jazz Word

“Bennett is an outstanding musician with chops in myriad styles and genres. While his understanding and use of jazz theory on keyboard instruments is beyond impressive, Bennett is also quite skilled in other genres like Hip Hop. I was lucky enough to teach with Bennett, and found his skills as both an instrumental and Hip Hop instructor to be top notch.”

– Robert Witmeyer, Contributing Writer for Guitar Player Magazine and Owner of Blue Skool Records

“Bennett is one of a kind. Not only is he a great musician and artist, he also understands people because he is real and will tell you the truth–an honest man.”

– Aaron Alvarez, Creative Arts Instructor and Coordinator of Scholarships at The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement

Some of My Music

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I believe Music is positive Communication and my ability to control that communication will make you remember me forever!

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