Bennett Roth-Newell


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Bay Area jazz pianist with chops in composition, arranging, and production. The right sound for the right moment. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Jazz Studies.

Whether it's keys for an album recording, horns and strings arrangements, infectious instrumentals, or a 16-bar rap verse, I can confidently run in all of those artistic lanes. My extensive experience as a performer, session musician, songwriter, beat-maker, arranger, producer, musical director, and band leader have shaped my diverse skill set and heightened my understanding and execution of an array of musical styles and project concepts. As an accomplished artist in jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and soul genres, I am confident that my instrumental abilities and lyrical prowess will adequately complement any song.

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  1. Review by Anton Commissaris

    Bennett did an awesome job on Tenor Sax, Trombone, and Trumpet arrangements for my new Jazz tune which is now ready for studio recording. Bennett is a masterful Jazz musical director and pianist whose horn arrangements bring out the best in each instrument, and the combined brass and woodwind sound. The end result creates a beautiful balance to fit the composition style. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat!

Interview with Bennett Roth-Newell

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I contributed significantly on the jazz EP "Out Of The Blue" by Anton Commissaris, playing piano, creating horn and rhythm section arrangements, and serving as music director of the project.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: I take immense pride in my musical offerings and approach each client's project as if it is my own that I am creating and releasing to the world.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: 18 years

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Playing piano in jazz, hip-hop, and R&B styles and how to make songs of these styles sound full and dense

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: Jazzy improvisation, pristine melodies, thorough production, and intelligent lyrical prowess

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: MPC 2 Software, Korg KROME keyboard, Yamaha MO8 keyboard, Roland RS-50 keyboard, Focusrite Recording Interface

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: Pharrell, Scott Storch, Robert Glasper, Taylor Eigsti, Moonchild, D'angelo

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Adding piano/keyboards parts and lyrical performances to jazz, hip-hop, and R&B projects and producing full songs.


Terms Of Service

I am used to quick turn-around times and can usually deliver work within 1-2 days of a request. I will grant a maximum of 2 revisions per song/project, but am open to negotiating if more is needed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Robert Glasper
  • Common
  • Bill Evans
Gear Highlights
  • MPC 2
  • Yamaha MO8
  • Korg Krome
  • Roland RS-50
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