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Musician Gather to Celebrate Life of Lew Soloff

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 14, 2015

81cfc95a-949a-4aa0-9d13-5d79d7574a19A celebration of the life and music of Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music.  This event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:15pm for early seating.

Lew Soloff, an essential player in the New York jazz scene since the early 1960s, created numerous musical associations during his career and many of those whose life he touched will come together to share their love and talent on this special evening. The musical program for this celebration is under the direction of Soloff’s close friends Paul Shaffer and Noah Evans, son of the late Gil Evans, Soloff’s “musical godfather.”  Some of the artists taking part include Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Owens, Cecil Bridgewater, Steve Tyrell, Chris Potter, Ray Anderson, Gil Goldstein, Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Sammy Figueroa, Manhattan Brass, Jeff Berlin, Fred Lipsius, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Pete Levin, and Jesse Levy.  More information on the final line-up will be announced shortly. Please visit for up-to-date details.

For those who would like to honor Soloff’s memory, tax-deductible contributions at all levels may be made to Manhattan School of Music with donations going toward the school’s Jazz Arts Program.  MSM hopes to create an endowed scholarship in Soloff’s name.  For further information, please visit

MSM and the John C. Borden Auditorium are located at 120 Claremont Avenue (entrance on West 122nd Street, West of Broadway), New York, New York 10027.  For further information please contact Caryn Freitag, communications and public relations associate at MSM, (917) 493-4536,

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