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Slidin' Slim: Jimmy Z


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Jimmy Z’s harmonica and saxophone plus Slidin’ Slim’s guitar is a winning combination. The duo’s two-week Swedish tour consisted of 10 sold-out performances throughout Sweden, including two music clinics. They also appeared at the renowned “Linköpings Jazz & Blues Festival.”

Jimmy Z said, “I toured Sweden in past with Rod Stewart and the Eurythmics, but never as part of a duo. Playing with Slidin’ Slim was great fun. The response to our recent tour was phenomenal. I look forward to returning in 2011 as Europeans have a great respect and admiration for the Blues. Teaching and performing at the music clinics was personally rewarding as well.”

“The tour with Jimmy Z was a highlight of my musical career,” said Slidin’ Slim. “To share the stage with such an amazing musician every night was an honor. It was a thrill to see how well our styles mixed and mind-blowing to witness the reactions from audiences at every gig. I can't wait to tour with him again.”

About Jimmy Z
Born in Sacramento, California, Jimmy ‘Z’ Zavala has been playing music professionally since the 1970’s. After forming a few of his own bands, he moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and began recording and touring with superstar Rod Stewart. He gained international fame when he played harmonica on the Eurythmics #1 hit ‘Missionary Man.’ Besides touring with the Eurythmics, he has recorded and toured with Tom Petty, Etta James, Jaguares and many others. Though steeped in the Blues, he has become an indispensible session musician, playing on nearly 1000 tunes with artists of all genres, including Dr. Dre, Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Bon Jovi, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Slash’s Snakepit, Macy Gray, etc.
He has released four CDs of his own material and has recently been recording music for stock libraries and soundtracks for films and radio & TV commercials. He also performs with his own blues band, Jimmy Z and the ZTribe, comprised of many high-profile musicians.