The Hot Toddies are a new hot jazz and swing band based in New York City playing the music of the 1920s-1940s. The group plays most often as a quintet or quartet with the core band featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Matt Quinones (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums) - plus some of the top jazz musicians in town including: Amos Rose, Arnt Arntzen, Erica Marie Mancini, Garrett Manley, Gordon Webster, Ian Hutchinson, Josh Dunn, Justin Poindexter, Mariel Bildsten, Nick Russo, Nico Sarbanes, Oran Etkin, Patrick Bartley Jr, 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
New Jersey native and Jersey City resident Matt Quinones is a recording artist and freelance bass player. He performs regularly on the NYC Trad and Bluegrass scenes, and has been featured on recordings by Hip Hop artists Action Bronson, French Montana, the Weeknd, Smoke DZA, Snoop Dogg, Daytona, and more.
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 Frontiers Competion, 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!