Solomon Hicks is a guitarist/singer prodigy musician. He excels in Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&B, Funk and classic Rock. He has been playing for 13 yrs. In Harlem he is called: ‘KING SOLOMON’ , ‘lil B.B.’ and ‘EAST Montgomery’.
Solomon has been in several newspapers, magazines, TV news, and many public access TV shows. He played at the 2009 US OPEN, and at Madison Square Garden during a New York Knicks game in 2010. He has also played for Gov. David Patterson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Congressman Charlie Rangel. Gracie Mansion, for NYC Mayor, City Hall
Live on ‘WLIB’ radio ‘WVOX’ Mt. Vernon, ‘WHCR’ 90.3 & WBGO 88.3 He is a Harlem Arts Alliance member & Jazzmobile . WBGO Jazz Radio is playing his CD.
Solomon is the lead guitarist, with the ‘ALL STARS BAND’ since age 13. He performs several times a week at the COTTON CLUB. He has a CD with the Cotton Club All Stars Band, featuring Solomon, at 14 years old. He is touring Europe, Denmark & Germany, playing at National festivals, Montana, 2014, ‘CROWN of the CONTINENT’ guitar festival, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico, Calif., Fla., Conn.; Mass., NJ, NY.
He is currently playing at: B.B. KINGS (Tues.) w/The Harlem Blues Band, Red Rooster (Sundays),Terra Blues (NY,Village), Shanghai Jazz Club (Madison, NJ), Lenox Sapphire (Thurs.), the Garage (the Village), Settapani, (Harlem) Minton’s, Ginny’s Supper Club, ‘BET’ APOLLO LIVE aired July 2014.
He was the recipient of the 2008 Jazz Excellence award/scholarship from the Friendly 50 Club org. The AUDELCO ‘Rising Star’ Honoree for the 2009-10 ‘VIV award for Jazz/music performance. JWT 2012 Differenter award ‘Innovators of Change’, 2013 Artistic Excellence award.
Solomon’s 2nd cd “CARRYING ON THE TORCH OF THE BLUES” has a Big Band/Swing sound song “JUKIN’ AT THE COTTON CLUB” written, composed & arranged by Solomon. It is an Anthem for the Club. to be released in 2015.