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WBGO’s Free Lunchtime Concert at Gateway 2 with Solomon Hicks

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guitarist/ Vocalist Solomon “King” Hicks started playing at the age of 13 in the Cotton Club in a 17- Piece band as the lead guitarist. Now at the age of 22, he continues to perform in different venues such as the Kiss Kruise V, 2017 Joe Bonamassa Blue Cruise, Spain [Festival De Blue De Bejar0 Blues Cazorla-San Javier], jazz Marciac in France, and the Tokyo Cotton Club.

As a young jazz musician, he has played alongside Tony Bennett, The Destroyers (George Thorogood), Neal Evdans (Solive), Jimmy Vivino (Bandleader for Conan O’Brein), Sam Moore, Marcus King, Stax Songer William Bell, John Nementh, Blind Boy Paxton, Roger Earl (Foghat), Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), Davey Knowles, Ne-Yo, Jon Hendricks, Mike Stern and Lee Ritemour.

Solomon loves La Bella strings and plays a Benedetto GA35 guitar. His first major release on Mascot Label Group will hit the streets in late spring 2018.

Join WBGO to enjoy an afternoon of jazz and blues at no cost at Gateway II.

Special Thanks to C&K Properties.


April 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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