Jeff Solon is a self-taught musician, who plays saxophone, clarinet, flute, harmonica, and piano. He is immersed in the music of jazz as a soloist, composer, arranger, teacher, and bandleader.
He began his professional musical adventure as a street performer, playing his way through Central and South America (1980 – 1985), and has continually performed extensively throughout the southwest since 1985, with his duets, groups, and 8 piece swing band. He has been a yearly grant recipient (1993 –2013) from the Durango Friends of the Arts for his public school assemblies and workshops, and has won several awards from the Colorado Council on the Arts and the Fort Lewis College Foundation. He has led three tours for the U.S. Embassy in Latin America, produced and released 14 recordings, and teaches jazz studies at Fort Lewis College.