Edward Solomon started learning the trombone in 1981 while attending the John Lyon School in Harrow. He studied with former Hallé Orchestra principal trombonist Maisie Ringham, switching from tenor to bass trombone in 1985 before leaving to read Modern Languages at the University of Westminster. While taking a degree course at the University, he studied with Ronald Bryans at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He joined the BBC Elstree Concert Band shortly after its inception and became a member of the British Trombone Society in 1989. Since then, he has played the bass and contrabass trombones on a semi-professional basis with various London orchestras and ensembles, including the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra, De Havilland (formerly Hatfield) Philharmonic Orchestra, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra, The Rehearsal Orchestra, London International (formerly North West London Symphony) Orchestra, Kensington Symphony Orchestra, London Shostakovich Orchestra, Finchley Chamber Orchestra, North London Symphony Orchestra, Harrow Symphony Orchestra, Ealing Symphony Orchestra, Linden Wind Orchestra and Enfield Brass Consort.
He is currently bass trombonist in the De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra and Finchley Chamber Orchestra. In 2002 he created Trombonanza, a multi-faceted trombone ensemble, in which he played bass and contrabass trombones, and also arranges music for orchestra, wind band and brass ensemble, trombone ensembles of different sizes.