The Hot Toddies are a hot jazz and swing band based in New York City playing the music of the 1920s-1940s. The group often plays as a quintet, but can flexibly shift from a quartet to a septet as needed at public and private events. The band has performed around town at The Plaza Hotel, The Public, The Players Club, The Standard, Elsie Rooftop, Cambria Rooftop, and Bierhaus NYC among others.
The band is led by Gabe Terracciano (violin) and Patrick Soluri (drums), and was founded along with bassist Matt Quinones following the 2017 New York Hot jazz Camp/ The group features some of the top jazz musicians in town including: Arnt Arntzen, Cait Jones, Dan Levinson, Edith Boucher-Hazelton, Erica Marie Mancini, Gordon Webster, Hannah Gill, Ian Hutchison, Jake Handelman, Jared Engel, Josh Dunn, Justin Poindexter, Leo Sandoval, Mariel Bildsten, Matt Quinones, Nick Russo, Oran Etkin, Patrick Bartley Jr, Queen Esther, and Vinny Raniolo… among others.
Originally from Portland, Maine, Gabriel Terracciano is a violinist and composer currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Classically trained from a young age, Gabe has spent his career focusing on playing the violin in a variety of non-classical genres, including jazz, hot swing, bluegrass, and hip hop, among others. He has played throughout the United States as well as Internationally, and has shared the stage with musicians including Cecil McBee, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Julian Lage, Ari Hoenig, and Tim O’Brien. For more information, music, and upcoming shows (including with the Hot Toddies), please visit www.gabeterracciano.com
Patrick is a drummer, composer, and producer from New York City. He began percussion at age 5, drums at age of 7, playing in jazz and alt rock bands in high school. At Bennington College, he studied jazz with Bill Dixon, as well as Western and African drumming with Milford Graves.
Discovering a passion for composing for orchestra, ballet, and opera, he transferred to Manhattan School of Music receiving a BM in Classical Composing, followed by a MM as recipient of the Bomhard Fellowship in Opera Composition at the University of Louisville. Since graduation he's had 8 commissioned ballet scores performed around the world including premiere's at Staatsballet Berlin, Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, and The Kennedy Center in DC (conducting his own world premiere). Performances of his operatic work include four premieres at Carnegie Hall, a full production at Fort Worth Opera, winner of the 2013 & 2019 Frontiers Competition, and finalist in 2018 Pellicciotti Opera Prize. More info on his composing career at www.PatrickSoluri.com
In 2000 Patrick became an avid swing dancer, and soon after started Prohibition Productions, which currently is the largest independent producer of hot jazz and swing dance events in New York City... more info at www.ProhibitionProductions.com
After years away, Patrick is thrilled to be playing drums again, and performing with the Hot Toddies!