Lenny Solomon’s jazz violin virtuosity has been recognized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Called “Canada’s premier jazz violinist”, he has always explored new possibilities for the violin. Lenny’s career has been evolving through the decades from Lenny’s cutting edge rock violin featured in the Juno Award winning pop duo Myles and Lenny. Lenny returned to a more traditional sound with the pop string quintet Quintessence, where he first collaborated with Bill Bridges. He established himself as a popular and versatile studio musician playing on hundreds of recordings and soundtracks. In the nineties Lenny released two well received jazz CD’s, After You’ve Gone and The Gershwin Sessions. With The Lenny Solomon Trio, he was a three-time winner of The Jazz Report’s annual Violinist Of The Year award. With “TrioNorté” , Lenny won a SOCAN #1 Award for the video of his composition “Fernanda”.
Lenny’s hit international show, Bowfire , composed of 10 virtuoso string players at the forefront of their respective styles takes its audiences on a musical journey that moves seamlessly from Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Celtic, Rock, Gypsy, World, Texas Swing, Ottawa Valley and Cape Breton styles combined with equally gifted rhythm section musicians. Bowfire made its debut performance at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany. In 2008 Bowfire filmed a PBS Special, Bowfire ‘Live’. Although Bowfire is not presently touring their DVD continues to be broadcast internationally. Lenny’s most recent release is The Blues Violin. It is a collection of original Blues tunes in a variety of settings.