DINO SOLDO - Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Lionel Richie


Theo Wanne came to my rescue and showed me I don't have to play hard in order to get an energetic sound. I can blow much easier, more effortlessly, and inhabit the world of performance and  ideas: where I've always wanted to live.


Dino Soldo, a native of Los Angeles, has forged a rare career as THE first call "Utility" musician and songwriter. As musician and performer, Soldo has played and toured with many of Music's Legends, including Beyonce, Ray Charles, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Lionel Richie, Rob Thomas, Tower of Power, and others. But you won't find him chained to any fixed instrument; he is often surrounded by a forest of different noise makers - woodwinds, keyboards, vocals, guitars, his Electric "do-dads". In his own words, "I find that I am of service to the performer when I am most in service to the song and that means being flexible to different instrumentation". Most outside CD credits feature his saxophone and chromatic harmonica.
Dino has released 10 solo records featuring his multi-instrumentation and vocals. His 2014 release, "Portrait #10", features Will Kennedy on drums while Dino performs all 30 instruments with Americana/Big Band orchestration.


What is your experience when you feel connected into the music?
TW's perfection of materials and consistency of craftsmanship affords me more time to inhabit the spiritual world, where music lives; now I can leave the material world behind.