Over three decades and on five continents, Lenny Solomon, Bowfire's founder and Artistic Director, has built a strong reputation as one of the world's most skilled and innovative jazz violinists. Hailed as a "pleasure to discover" by LA Jazz Scene, his performances are "packed full of swing, polish and enthusiasm." His two solo CD releases, After You've Gone and The Gershwin Sessions, have received critical acclaim, one reviewer dubbing him "the heir apparent to Joe Venuti."
He has toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan with The Lenny Solomon Trio and was a three-time winner of the annual Violinist Of The Year award presented by the national jazz magazine The Jazz Report. He has appeared as featured guest soloist with the Toronto and Winnipeg Symphonies, as well as with many other prestigious orchestras. As a member of the pop duo Myles And Lenny in the 1970s, he recorded two albums for Columbia Records, toured widely, and won a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy). Lenny went on to found the pop string quintet, Quintessence, and established himself as a versatile studio musician, performing on hundreds of recordings, films, television programs, and commercials.
Lenny currently tours with the innovative ensemble The Galaxy Trio, joined by classical violinist Moshe Hammer and jazz pianist Bernie Senensky. Their self-titled CD has been widely praised and the group continues to receive rave reviews and command sellouts.