Jazz concert to include great composer, originals, Latin & Blues

Mullti-instrumentalist and band leader Jeff Solon is a regular at the Telluride Jazz Celebration’s After Dark performances at venues all over town. His usual perch: the New Sheridan Bar. Think of his upcoming concert as a teaser for August jam. And there’s also a venue change.

Saturday, March 24, Jeff Solon performs on tenor sax. harmonica and flute at the Steaming Bean, where he is accompanied by Kevin McCarthy on guitar and Scott Chambers on bass.

Jeff is a self-taught musician, immersed in the music of jazz as a soloist, composer, arranger, teacher, and bandleader. He began his professional musical adventure as a street performer, playing his way through Central and South America (1980 – 1985). Solon has continually and extensively performed throughout the Southwest since 1985 in duets, groups, and an eight- piece swing band.

Jeff has been a yearly grant recipient (1993 –2012) from the Durango Friends of the Arts for his public school assemblies and workshops. He has won several awards from the Colorado Council on the Arts.

Jeff has led three tours for the U.S. Embassy in Latin America, produced and released 14 recordings. He teaches jazz studies at Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO.

Scott Chambers, bass player extraordinaire, is a resident of Nashville, who has been playing bass professionally for 20+ years.

Formerly a resident of Los Angeles, Scott was a founding member of Jack Mack and the Heartattack, a ten piece R&B band that recorded for Warner Brothers Records. He is also an active studio and touring musician.

By day, Kevin McCarthy is a sculptor who works in bronze; by night, he is a jazz guitarist. Jeff and Kevin have worked and recorded together for 22 years.

To preview Jeff in action, watch the following video:

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