"Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection - the funk to feed your soul" -The Register-Guard, March 2016
"Like his fellow barons of brass Jeff Bradshaw, Saunders Sermons and Trombone Shorty, Farnell has truly proven that he is equally capable of being a member of the band or a solo act." -SoulBounce, March 2015
"Still considered a young lion of the local jazz scene despite deserving tenure, trumpeter-producer Farnell Newton has his hands on just about everything cool and funky happening in Portland. His name on a bill serves as a seal of freshness."
-Willamette Week's Finder 2012-2013 - Casey Jarman
Revitalizing Funk & Soul with a new twist, Farnell Newton & The Othership Connection has been stirring up a ton of noise on the NW music scene. Led by Trumpeter Farnell Newton, who currently tours with Jill Scott & Bootsy Collins, The Othership Connection brings a sound that blends the old with the new. They are gaining a reputation of funkin' up stages all night long.
Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians & educators in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, funk, Latin music, soul, hip hop, and more. In the last few years, Newton toured with 3-time Grammy Winner & award winning Actress Jill Scott. Farnell has also performed with a who's who of world class artists including, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Cee-Lo Green, Karl Denson, Lettuce, George Duke, Brian Blade, Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Mike Phillips, Fred Wesley, Charlie Wilson, and more!