Slim Man

Contemporary Jazz


SLIM MAN fell in love with jazz as a child. His father took him to see “The Five Pennies” starring Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong and soaked up the music. He then studied trumpet for ten years, teaching himself piano and guitar along the way. He played his first gig in fifth grade, playing Beatles songs for the sixth grade graduation. While he middle school, he took up bass and opened for Iggy Pop.

Slim found himself in New York City, signed to Motwon and one of his first songs “Summer Days” made it onto Angela Bofill’s “Angie”. While working at Motown, Slim became friendly with Stiff Records who put out some of Slim’s songs for a project called BootCamp. BootCamp was one of the first bands on MTV and played with the B-52’s, The Tubes and others.

After BootCamp split up, Slim returned to the studio and “End of the Rainbows” was born and spawned the hit “Faith in Us.” He has subsequently released several albums.

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“…a near perfect example of how jazz and soul can be combined as pop.” – JD Considine, Rolling Stones

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