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Jazz concert March 3 at MHS

Jazz musician Slim Man will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at Mathews High School in the Concerts by the Bay 2019 concert series. 

Singing a blend of jazz, soul, and pop, Slim Man won the Best Jazz Vocalist at the Coachella Music awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and has recently released a collection of Rat Pack songs, “The Young at Heart,” billed as songs with a Slim twist.

At a young age, Slim Man saw Louis Armstrong play the trumpet and sing, and he decided that was what he wanted to do, a release said. He studied trumpet for the next nine years and taught himself to play piano and guitar. At the Peabody Institute, he studied classical piano, composition, and harmony, and his songs were recorded by such notable performers as the Temptations.

Slim Man’s CD “End of the Rainbow” inspired J.D. Considine of Rolling Stone to write, “A near perfect example of how jazz and soul can be combined as pop.”

Tickets are $25 at the door and ...

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