Uncategorized | October 10, 2013

Legendary Trumpter Lew Soloff Comes to The Velvet Note Next Weekend

OCTOBER 19-20, 2013.  Lew Soloff, noted jazz trumpet soloist and session musician, will perform at The LewSoloff3Velvet Note in Alpharetta on October 19-20, 2013.  A brilliant high-note trumpeter long in great demand for big bands and session work, Mr. Soloff is also a distinctive soloist and an expert with the plunger mute. After studying at Juilliard, he free-lanced in New York with Maynard Ferguson, Joe Henderson, and Clark Terry, among others, and then was a part of Blood, Sweat & Tears during 1968-1973 (he is probably best-known for the trumpet solo on their hit, “Spinning Wheel”). Soloff was closely associated with Gil Evans from 1973 on, and also played with George Gruntz’s Concert Jazz Band, the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, and Carla Bley.    This is a rare, not-to-be-missed opportunity for guests to enjoy the live show of this jazz icon in a setting as intimate as The Velvet Note.  Mr. Soloff will be joined onstage by pianist Kenny Banks, bassist Kevin Smith and drummer Che Marshall.

Showtimes:  7:30pm and 9:30pm.  Tickets available now at http://thevelvetnote.com/lew-soloff.


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