Solomon Hicks (“King” Solomon) is a jazz and blues guitarist, singer, and composer. He has been performing since age 13 as the lead guitarist at the Cotton Club, with a 13-piece band. He recorded his first album, Embryonic, at age 14 with the Cotton Club All-Star Band. An eclectic musician, Solomon excels at a number of styles ranging from jazz, blues, classical, gospel, R&B, funk, and classic rock.
Solomon has worked with and played with many artists such as Tony Bennett, Russell Malone, the B.B. King Blues Band (with Junior Mack, led by Jerry Dugger), Elvin Bishop, JC Hopkins Big Band, Alex Blake, and more. He even opened for the band KISS on the KISS Kruise V from Miami to Jamaica.
Solomon has 2 albums. The latest, Carrying on the Torch of the Blues, has many original songs written, arranged, and composed by Solomon, including a big band/swing anthem for the Cotton Club, Jukin’ at the Cotton Club.
Several newspapers and magazines have written about Solomon’s extraordinary talents, including The Washington Post, New York Daily News, The New York Times, Amsterdam News, Montana’s Bigfork Eagle, Hartford, Conn., and the New Jersey Jazz Society News. His story also received coverage on the PBS and CUNY TV series American Music, ABC, multiple public access programs, and radio stations like WBGO 88.3 Jazz and WHCR 90.3.
Solomon plays a Pat Martino model.
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