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CNY Jazz Cabaret Reveals Hidden Treasure


CONTACT: Larry Luttinger
441 E. Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

CNY Jazz Cabaret Reveals Hidden Treasure

CNY Jazz launches their 22nd subscriber series on Sunday November 19th at the Sheraton Syracuse University, with a return Central New York appearance by Harlem-based guitarist and singer “King” Solomon Hicks. Tickets are $35 at the door or $30 in advance at, or by calling 315-479-5299. Students will be admitted for $10.

Hicks has been on the scene at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club since age 13, as lead guitarist and singer in the house orchestra. Now only 23, he has already performed with Ne-Yo, Tony Bennett, Jon Hendricks, Mike Stern, and Lee Ritenour, and has opened for Joe Bonamassa and Gregg Allman. Solomon performs regularly in New York City clubs like The Iridium, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, and Minton’s Playhouse. He has become a sought-after touring performer at international festivals in Spain, Germany, France, Japan, Denmark, Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean.

“Solomon has been anointed by the best in the business, and deservedly so,” according to concert organizer Larry Luttinger. “His career is skyrocketing. We first found him a few years back as a member of Antoinette Montague’s band in one of our cabarets, and vowed to bring him back as a leader. This summer he absolutely killed our south side Jazz in the City audience, and now we’re finally able to present him in the comfortable surroundings of the Sheraton. His guitar style seamlessly blends blues with jazz, and he sings like George Benson as well, with an infectious grin and outgoing personality. We’ve fallen in love with him, and we know our audience will too.”

An added element of his appearance will be the homecoming presence of his new organist, Will Gorman, a graduate of CNY Jazz scholastic programs like the SummerJazz Workshop and the Stan Colella Parks and Recreation All-Star Big Band. Now a New York freelancer, Gorman recently finished a European tour with Hicks.

The CNY Jazz Cabarets feature international talent in a club atmosphere, with cash bar and affordable food stations available starting at 4pm. Two sets are scheduled, at 5 and 6pm. Sheraton parking garage tickets will be validated at the door, and holders of CNY Jazz Club Discount Cards will receive 10% off food and drink.

Who: “King” Solomon Hicks
When: Sunday, November 19th, 2017 – Doors 4 p.m. Showtime 5 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Syracuse University Grand Ballroom, 801 University Ave, Syracuse, NY
Cost: Tickets $35 door, $30 advance at or 315-479-5299.
$10 w/student ID

For interviews with Solomon, call CNY Jazz art 315-479-5299