Lewis Soloff

born on 20/2/1944 in Brooklyn, NY, United States

died on 8/3/2015

Lew Soloff

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Lew Soloff

Lew Soloff (born February 20, 1944, in New York City) is a jazz trumpeter, composer and actor. He studied trumpet at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School. He worked with Blood, Sweat & Tears from 1968 to 1973. Prior to this, he worked with Machito, Gil Evans, Tony Scott, and Tito Puente.[1]

He has also been a longtime member of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet.

In the 1980s he was a member of Members Only, a jazz ensemble who recorded for Muse Records.[2] He currently resides in New York City.

Lew makes frequent guest appearances with jazz orchestras all over the world, such as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (directed by Wynton Marsalis) and the Magic City Jazz Orchestra (directed by Ray Reach).


As soloist

  • Sketches of Spain, on audiophile recording label, Sheffield Lab with Steve Richman conducting Harmonie Ensemble New York.

As leader

As sideman

With George Benson

  • Tell It Like It Is (A&M/CTI, 1969)

With Blood, Sweat & Tears

  • Blood, Sweat & Tears (album), 1969
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears 3, 1970 Grammy Award for Album of the Year
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears 4, 1971
  • New Blood, 1972
  • No Sweat, 1973

With Carla Bley

  • Fleur Carnivore 1989
  • The Very Big Carla Bley Band, 1990
  • Big Band Theory, 1993
  • The Carla Bley Big Band Goes to Church, 1996
  • 4 x 4, 1999
  • Looking for America, 2003

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • Cornucopia (Solid State, 1969)

With Jimmy Heath

  • Little Man, Big Band (Verve, 1992)

With Bobby Previte

  • The 23 Constellations of Joan Miró (Tzadik Records, 2002)

With Jeremy Steig

  • Firefly (CTI, 1977)

With Others


  1. Down Beat Artist's profile
  2. [Lew Soloff at All Music Guide Allmusic]

External links

  • Lew Soloff at the Internet Movie Database
  • Official Website Lew Soloff
  • Video: Lew Soloff playing Bach's "Air on a G String"
  • Lew Soloff at All Music Guide
  • Hollywood.com
  • Jazz Trumpets
  • Artists direct
  • Images of Lew
  • Batesmeyer
  • Jazz Times
  • Mtv.com
  • VH1 Biography
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