A brilliant high-note trumpeter long in great demand for big bands
and session work, Jazz icon Lew 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 with this New York-based artist, in a setting as intimate as The Velvet Note. Soloff will be joined onstage by pianist Kenny Banks, Jr., bassist Kevin Smith and drummer Che Marshall.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission $22