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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with One of Our Favorites: Slim Man!

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Yes, you are correct - you have seldom seen the word "Favorite" in the title of the show :)  The most versatile Renaissance Man that we're featuring is the reason.  Besides being so staggeringly talented, Slim is also a friend.  And it's ALWAYS a pleasure to welcome him back!

Baltimore born and bred, Slim (aka Tim Camponeschi) became smitten with music at the age of five.  That's when Dad took him to see "The Five Pennies" with Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong.  So strong was the inspiration that Slim took trumpet lessons for ten years.  And he taught himself both guitar and piano.  Singing all the while.  Oh, thank God for THAT!  If you know our Hunk's voice, then you have heard Audible Silk.  Dean Martin without the dry martini :-D

Seriously, this profile could wax poetic from now until showtime - that's how cool of a background we're discussing. From the first gig, singing Beatles' songs at the six grade graduation - to his middle school band, Momma Max - to his education at the Peabody Institute - to the Motown office of Roxanne Gordy in New York City where he signed his published deal (and a song on Angie Bofill's debut CD!).  There's more: Stiff Records (yes) signed him and "Boot Camp" had two of the 100 videos first seen on MTV.  A re-recording of songs originally done by another artist put Slim Man on the map - so did Bona Fide, the group he founded in the late 90's.  "X-Ray Hip" was a number one song that still get played all over the globe.  And Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn will never forget Our Guy - Slim was the one who discovered him via the nationwide Marlboro search.

TV, screenplays, authentic Italian cooking - whaddya want?!  A new Kickstarter will launch his cookbook (days left!) and a BIG charitable event happens SOON - please welcome our Friend, Slim Man!

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