Monthly Archives: March 2015

Lew Soloff, Trumpeter for Blood, Sweat and Tears, Dies at 71

Lew Soloff
Lew Soloff, a trumpet player who was an early member of Blood, Sweat and Tears and whose jazz career included performances with his own ensembles and with Gil Evans, Ornette Coleman, Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson and other giants of the genre, has died. He was 71.
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Soloff suffered an apparent heart attack as he walked down a New York City street Saturday night with his daughter Laura Solomon, her husband, and their children. He died early Sunday, Solomon said.

Source: LA Times

Singapore has a lot of talented jazz musicians

Melissa ThamBy Christopher Toh

SINGAPORE – Late last year, organisers of the Singapore International Jazz Festival (SingJazz) said they hoped this festival would build “an ecosystem for jazz music and jazz-inspired music in Singapore”. To that end, SingJazz put together a diverse list of artistes for the festival, which begins on Thursday.

Source: TODAY Online (Singapore)