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United States - Texas

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Julie Slim

Julie Slim is a Lebanese-American multilingual jazz and world music vocalist based in Austin, TX. Music has always been a big part of her life, and her musical influences range a gamut of genres and styles based on the variety of music she was exposed to growing up in Beirut, Lebanon. There was always music playing at home in Beirut, Lebanon, something for every occasion or emotion or circumstance. Over the years, Julie's musical education was fueled by her passion for music and the stage, and she sought out classes and workshops which expanded her horizons and taught her how to use her body to sculpt her craft most efficiently. It was an organic education received through research and and lots of practice.

Since moving to Austin, TX in 1996, Julie was nominated for B. Iden Payne Award (local yearly acting awards) for best character role, created a cabaret duet with friend and fellow musician, Donna Lipman, called Cabarageous, in 1999 which had a run in Austin TX for a few years, and became a member of the Austin Jazz Workshop as a vocalist and clinician, going around elementary schools to teach workshops about the jazz composer of the year as well as an element in jazz music( for the Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, The Gershwin Brothers programs, and Songs of the American Spirit.

In 2013, Julie created a quintet around the musical influences in her life called RendezVous. Since then, she has released three CD's, and has performed with her band in Austin and the surrounding region. She currently holds a monthly residency at The Skylark Lounge every third week of the month and is working on a new CD of original songs in the languages that she sings in, French, English and Arabic.