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KING SOLOMON HICKS BAND

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Solomon has been in the biz since age 13 as lead guitarist and performer at the Cotton Club, with a 13-piece band. He recorded his first CD, Embryonic, at age 14 with the Cotton Club All-Star Band.He is a jazz/ blues guitarist, singer, and composer. An eclectic musician, Solomon excels at styles ranging from jazz, blues, classical, gospel, R&B;, funk and classic rock. He studied jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban guitar at Harlem's School of the Arts, Boys Conservatory, Brooklyn Music Academy, Opus 118 Jazzmobile and Barry Harris' Bebop workshops. Solomon has also played at B.B. King's, Minton's Playhouse, The Iridium, Jazz Standard ,Terra Blues, The Garage, Red Rooster, Shanghai Jazz (in New Jersey), Jazzmobile (Jazz Shrines), Settepani, Gran Piatro (Jazz on the 5th),and Ginny's Supper Club . Besides appearing with his own exciting band, Solomon also gigs with The Cotton Club Orchestra and the JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

Solomon and his mentor Melvin Sparks played at the Blue Note. Solomon has worked with and played with many other artists such as Ne-Yo, Tony Bennett, Jon Hendricks, Russell Malone, Stanley Banks, the B.B. King Blues Band {with Junior Mack } Lonnie Youngblood, Winard Harper, Danny Mixon, Antoinette Montague, Elvin Bishop, and more. Solomon has 2 CDs and has toured Europe and performed at national festivals. His latest CD Carrying on the Torch of the Blues has original songs written, arranged and composed by Solomon. This includes a big band/swing anthem for the Cotton Club, "Jukin' at the Cotton Club". Several newspapers and magazines have written about Solomon's extraordinary talents, including The Washington Post, New York Daily News, The New York Times, Amsterdam News, Montana's Bigfork Eagle, Hartford, Conn., and the New Jersey Jazz Society News.Solomon's story has also received coverage on the PBS and CUNY TV series American Music, ABC, multiple public access programs, and radio stations like WBGO 88.3 Jazz and WHCR 90.3.

The new KING SOLOMON BAND is a tight,funky ensemble including Judd Nielsen- keyboards , who is a well know name in the NYC jazz/funk scene on his own right.Judd has toured with Trombone Shorty , Walter Wolman Washington and a host of other industry heavy weights.Solomon's other players are Matt Earrillo on tenor,Don Palmer on drums ,and Alex Tremblay on bass.

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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street
Ticket price: $10

Tomorrow, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Tomorrow, 2015 from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42nd Street