What a performance! Muze Muzic's JAZZ SUPERSTARS features top name jazz musicians with records on the charts! We can build a band for you that will blow you away! Here's our current line-up.
OUI OUI MUSIC RECORDING ARTIST
When Slim Man was young, his Dad showed him a movie --'The Five Pennies', starring Danny Kaye and Louis
Armstrong. When Slim Boy saw Louis sing and play, he told his Dad..."That's what I want to do."
He then studied trumpet for ten years, and taught himself to play guitar as well. He studied classical music at
Peabody Preparatory. He took private jazz piano lessons, voice lessons, theory and harmony lessons.
While in middle school he took up bass, and started the legendary pre-punk band 'Momma Max', who opened
up for Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The Raspberries, and others. When Young Slim snuck backstage and met Jimi
Hendrix at a concert, it was an encounter that changed his life, lending new inspiration to his musical
Slim Man's First Big Break came when he went on a trip to NYC to meet a publisher who expressed some
interest in Slim's Songs. The meeting was a disaster. Mr. Man left the meeting discouraged but determined.
He started calling every publisher he knew about.
A few hours later, he was in the office of Roxanne Gordy, Motown executive and niece of the famous Berry
Gordy. Motown signed Slim Man as a songwriter, and one of the first tunes he wrote (Summer Days) was
included on Angela Bofill's first critically acclaimed CD, 'Angie'. He also wrote songs for the Temptations, Carl
Anderson, and others.
While working at Motown in NYC, Slim Man became friendly with a record company downstairs from Motown's
office. The record company? Stiff Records. Stiff had Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury and others on their
roster. Stiff expressed some interest in some Slim Songs, and named the project...BootCamp.
BootCamp had considerable success. They had two of the first hundred videos ever played on MTV. They did
shows with the B-52s, Squeeze, Split Enz, The Tubes, Johnny Winter and a bunch of other bands.
After the break-up of BootCamp, Slim Man started organizing and MC-ing nationwide country music talent
contests sponsored by Marlboro. The contest was a Big Deal--$50,000.00 and a contract with producer Barry
Beckett (Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Jr.)
It was during the contest that the Slim Man name came about. An alias was needed to avoid the losing bands,
and Slim Man was born. His Big Discovery during the Marlboro contest? Ronnie Dunn, who later joined Kix
Brooks to form the Grammy-winning Country Duo, Brooks and Dunn.
After the Marlboro Contest ran its course, Slim Man started writing and producing songs featuring a rock singer
named Brian Jack, who landed a deal with Epic based on the Slim Man songs. Producer Frankie LaRocca (Spin
Doctors) was hired, but none of the original Slim Man songs were used. Brian Jack was dropped from Epic after
four non-Slim songs.
So, undaunted, Slim Man went back into the studio, re-sang the songs he'd written for Brian Jack, added a few
new songs, and...End of the Rainbow, the very first Slim Man CD, was born. The CD yielded a Top Ten Hit, 'Faith
In Us', and the CD went on to be included in over a dozen Top Ten lists for the year (1995).
J.D. Considine (Rolling Stone) says of the Slim Man style...
"...a near perfect example of how jazz and soul can be combined as pop."
INNERVISION RECORDING ARTIST
National Recording Artist/Saxophonist Will Donato
is an exciting performer and award-winning
composer, whose 2010 release, What It Takes, is
his fourth critically acclaimed solo CD release
with Innervision Records. Will currently has a hit
radio single, "Funkability" produced by Darren
Rahn on the Billboard Chart Top 30.
Will has performed with some of the best
known musicians of the genre, namely Al McKay
of Earth Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of
Power, Steve Reid of The Rippingtons, Steve
Oliver, Greg Karukas, Nick Colionne. He also
fronted Steve Reid's Bamboo Forrest for four
He has worked outside the smooth jazz genre
as well, most notable with Gerald Levert, Toni
Childs, and pop star Richard Marx. Will can also
be heard on the number one legacy hit from
Steve Oliver, High Noon, as well as on the sound
soundtracks from several movie scores including
Thelma and Louise, The Wedding Planner, Under
the Boardwalk, and No Man's Land.
Recognized as one of music's most dynamic
performers, gifted with the ability to bond and
connect with his audiences, Will Donato was
quoted by as "....A Must See
Blake Aaron Bio
Named "a genius on the guitar" by the Los Angeles Times, Blake Aaron has recorded and/ or performed with such artists as Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire), Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), Lakeside, Dynasty, The Drifters, The Coasters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Joe Houston, Mary Wells, The Gap Band, Billy Bass, Bernie Worrell, Fish (Fishbone), producer Bill Laswell, Hiroshima, Najee, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell, Marion Meadows, Ricky Lawson, Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Kuh LaDesma, and Gloria Trevi.
Blake Aaron has also been the guitarist and/or composed for such television shows and films as Steven Seagal's "Half Past Dead 2," "MAD TV" (FOX), "Super Dave Osborne" (Spike TV), Chocolate News" (Comedy Central), "The Next Best Thing" (ABC), "The Starlet" (w/Faye Dunaway) (UPN), "10-8" (ABC), "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB), "Gary and Mike" (UPN), "The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX), "Sunday Night Comics" (FOX)
In 2007, Blake released his third CD, DESIRE. Packed with 15 songs of sexy grooves and beautiful, unforgettable melodies, with such hit singles as "Bumpin' on the Wes Side," and "Desire," The DESIRE CD was in the Top 20 on Radio and Records for 15 weeks, and #1 on the Indie Charts for 20 weeks.
In 2008, Blake Aaron began hosting an internationally syndicated weekly radio show recorded live from host station KSBR. Several stations are already running the Blake Aaron Radio Show including KSBR/Mission Viejo, KIHT- HD3 St. Louis, WVSU/Birmingham, Solar Radio (Satellite radio in the UK and Western Europe), Smooth Jazz Beach Radio, (Taiwan) and
The Blake Aaron Radio Show is an artist to artist live radio show with the main purpose of bringing the contemporary jazz listener closer to the music and the contemporary/smooth jazz artist family and has had such guests as, Bill Medley (The Righteous Bros.), Craig Chaquico, Boney James, David Benoit, Patrice Rushen, Neal Schon (Journey), Jim Peterik (Survivor), Peter White, Najee, Hiroshima, Brian Culbertson, Mindi Abair, Spencer Day, Chieli Minucci, Paul Jackson Jr., Ricky Lawson, Evelyn Champagne King, Freddie Washington, Caleb Quaye (Elton John), Jessy J., Jackiem Joyner, UNam, and Nils.
Johnny 'Amazing' Meza is a national recording artist, composer, arranger, vocal stylist, multi-instrumentalist and jazz pianist.
Johnny "Amazing" Meza, has performed on concert stages and events throughout the country with such notables as Smooth Jazz guitarists Peter White and Blake Aaron, master keyboardists George Duke and Jimmy Smith, saxophonists Will Donato and Michael Paulo and groups such as Santana, Tower of Power, The Ohio Players, Poncho Sanchez, Cold Blood, and Sheila Escovedo and her band. Starting on drums at the age of nine years old, by the age of 12 he taught himself how to play guitar, bass, harmonica and Hammond organ adding piano by the age 17.
His current radio hit single, 'Dirty Martini' is an irresistible Latin-infused smooth jazz hit. It is so compelling, you'll want to listen to it over and over again.
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