A 15 year old guitarist/singer prodigy musician. He excels in Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&B, Funk and classic Rock. He has been playing for 9 yrs. In Harlem he is called: 'KING SOLOMON' , 'lil B.B.' and 'EAST Montgomery'. He attends : * Harlem school of the Arts for classical and jazz guitar * Jazzmobile workshops * Barry Harris's BeBop jazz classes * The Harbor Conservatory for Afro- Cuban and Classical guitar * Accepted into the Manhattan sch. of Music - pre college program * A freshman at Music & performing Arts High School Solomon has been in several newspapers, magazines, ABC, and many public access TV shows
Considering he's yet to turn pro, 13-year-old guitar
wunderkind Solomon (King Solomon) Hicks has a schedule many
working musicians would envy.
On Sunday, the Harlem boy plays for morning service at The
Greater Holy Tabernacle Church in the Bronx.
On Monday, Solomon jams with the veteran musicians at the
New Amsterdam Musical Association in Harlem from 7:30 p.m.
to about 9 p.m. before heading over to the Cotton Club on
125th St. to 'round midnight.
During holidays - read that when there is no school - he and
his Momager - that's mother Holly Sampson-Hicks - will hit
the Lenox Lounge, 288 Lenox Ave., to play from midnight to 3
Wednesdays, he practices with Jim Bartow at the Harlem
School of the Arts from 3 p.m
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