Lew Soloff

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Lew Soloff
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L to R: Steve Ramos, Ray Reach and Lew Soloff backstage at the Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival, sponsored by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in Birmingham, Alabama, September 27, 2008 (Photo by Claudia Reach)
Background information
Born (1944-02-20) February 20, 1944 (age 71)
Origin United States New York City, NYC, U.S.
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn
Years active 1960 – present
Associated acts Blood, Sweat and Tears, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Steve Tyrell
Website LewSoloff.com

Lew Soloff (born February 20, 1944, in New York City) is a jazz trumpeter, composer and actor. He studied trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He worked with Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1968 to 1973. Prior to this, he worked with Machito, Gil Evans, Tony Scott, and Tito Puente.[1]

He has also been a longtime member of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet.

In the 1980s he was a member of Members Only, a jazz ensemble who recorded for Muse Records.[2] He currently resides in New York City.

Lew makes frequent guest appearances with jazz orchestras all over the world, such as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (directed by Wynton Marsalis) and the Magic City Jazz Orchestra (directed by Ray Reach).


As soloist[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With George Benson

With Blood, Sweat & Tears

With Carla Bley

With Gil Evans

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Jimmy Heath

With Bobby Previte

With Jeremy Steig

With Others


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