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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: February 20, 1944

Lew Soloff was born in New York City on January 20th, 1944, was raised in Lakewood, New Jersey. He took up the trumpet when he was ten and was fortunate to have been exposed to recordings of Louis Armstrong and Roy Eldridge from an early age. As a teen he worked in the Catskills in the summer and graduated to the New York scene during the Sixties, playing club dates and concerts at Radio City Music Hall. A brilliant high-note trumpeter long in great demand for big bands and session work, Lew Soloff is also a distinctive soloist and an expert with the plunger mute.

After studying at Juilliard, Soloff played jazz trumpet with several leaders, notably Maynard Ferguson and Gil Evans and the Latin groups of Machito, Tito Puente, and Chuck Mangione. He first came to prominence in 1968 with the Grammy Award winning jazz/rock band Blood Sweat & Tears where he remained for five years. Soloff's extensive performances have included gigs with Ornette Coleman, Frank Sinatra, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band, The Magic City Jazz Orchestra (directed by Ray Reach), Machito, Marianne Faithfull, Barbra Streisand, Carla Bley, Dizzy Gillespie and numerous others....
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    Lew Soloff: Sketches Of Spain

    Sheffield Labs
    2010
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    Sketches Of Spain

    Sheffield Labs
    2010
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    With A Song In My Heart

    Igloo
    1998
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    But Beautiful

    Igloo
    1987
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    Yesterdays

    Igloo
    1986
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    Hanalei Bay

    Igloo
    1985
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