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Lenny Solomon

Lenny Solomon's jazz violin virtuosity has been recognized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His performances are "packed full of swing, polish, and enthusiasm". Called "Canada's premier jazz violinist", he has played a significant role in bringing what was considered mostly a classical instrument into new genres.
Lenny's career has been evolving through the decades: in the seventies Lenny's cutting edge rock violin was featured in the Juno Award winning pop duo Myles and Lenny. In the eighties Lenny went back to a more traditional violin sound playing with the pop string quintet Quintessence where he first collaborated with Bill Bridges. Also during this time he established himself as a popular and versatile studio musician playing on hundreds of recordings and soundtracks. In the nineties Lenny released two well received jazz CD's, After You've Gone and The Gershwin Sessions and has been called "the heir apparent to "Joe Venuti". Lenny toured with the Lenny Solomon Trio and was a three-time winner of The Jazz Report's annual Violinist Of The Year award. More recently Lenny put together a very unique ensemble, The Galaxy Trio, marrying classical and jazz styles of the violin.

Starting the millennium with two great projects, Trio Norté and Bowfire, Lenny is hoping to achieve a new direction in entertainment and performance, combining varied styles and great musicians. During his prolific career, Lenny has also enjoyed arranging and writing original compositions. He continues this tradition on his latest CD.
The CD Transparency also features some of Canada's finest jazz musicians: Phil Dwyer on piano, Geoff Young on guitar, Pat Collins on bass, Barry Romberg on drums and Lenny's wife, Wendy Solomon, on cello. Noted arranger Shelly Berger contributed compositions, arrangements, and production as well.

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario
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