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    Mark Sloniker

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    Genre:Jazz, New Age
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Love Is A Work Of Art lyrics
    2Almost Home lyrics
    3Namaste lyrics
    4Oil Can lyrics
    5A Life In The Day lyrics
    6Twenty Questions lyrics
    7Here We Are lyrics
    Cell Phone Blues lyrics
    Harpo's Tune lyrics
    10Getting There Is The Fun lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Miracles and Other Works of Heart [2009]
    2True Nature [2010]
    3Paths Of Heart [2010]
    4Night In Black & White [2008]
    5Perfectly Human [1995]
    6Do Watcha Love [2010]


    Mark Slonkier (19??-present)

    Mark Slonkier is a musician best known for playing New Age and Jazz music. His music is well known on The Weather Channel. His well known songs are "Harpo's Tune", "Bright Wish", "Dance for 8 Fingers & 2 Thumbs", and "Getting There is the Fun". He also played lyric songs including "Cell Phone Blues", "Oil Can" and many other lyric songs with his wife Colleen Crosson on the CD album "Miracles ...and other works of heart" He was influenced by Miles Davis and many other Jazz musicians.

    (Childhood Years)

    Mark Slonkier was born in Cincinnati Ohio. (It's unknown what year he was born in) He also grew up in Cincinnati Ohio and learned to play the piano when he was a kid. He took piano lessons from his teacher and learned to play the piano. But he didn't like reading the black notes and would complain about reading music and preferred to play music by ear by going to the movie theater and listen to the music and remember it. Mark Slonkier would stay up late every night playing the piano that his mother would call the firefighters to pull Mark Sloniker away from the piano.

    Later on he would watch Ron Howard on TV and became in brass instruments. He tried to play the Trumpet but his lips were too big. So he decided to play the trombone instrument that his music teacher told him to play instead. His music teacher Ms. Glover helped him play the trombone that Mark was having trouble playing. He practiced for 3 years and became a better trombone player and he played in the school band. He continued to play piano and compose music. Then Ms. Glover took him to The College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati when he was a teenager.

    (College years)

    Mark continued to study music at many different colleges including The College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Mark played in school bands and eventually joined a Jazz fusion group, called Kinesis. Then the Jazz band Kinesis toured around played concert dates on many college campuses around the U.S. and Canada and jazz festivals in Toronto and Disneyland. After Mark broke up from the Jazz group Kinesis, he earned a degree in Music Therapy at Colorado State University. He became a music therapist and helped out people including children and elders at the hospitals. In 1986 Mark turned down a job offer in Neurology clinic and decided to pursue a New Age, Jazz music career instead.

    (Music career years 1986-present)

    Mark composed music to his first cassette and CD album "Paths of Heart" in 1986. Mark Sloniker released his second CD album "True Nature" in 1988, in 1991 he released his third CD album "Perfectly Human", which was picked up by The Weather Channel TV company and they played his well known songs including "Harpo's Tune", "Bright Wish", "Dance for 8 Fingers & 2 Thumbs", and "Getting There is the Fun" and many others. In 1995 he released his forth album "Do Whatcha Love" which was voted best Jazz music of the year. Later on Mark struggled to make a living in his music career until he met Colleen Crosson a blues singer who he got married to in 2001 and have 2 children. Mark Sloniker and his wife Colleen Crosson composed a CD album called "Miracles, and other works of heart" in 2005 with lyric songs including "Cell Phone Blues", "Oil Can" and many other lyric songs.

    Today Mark Sloniker lives with his wife Colleen Crosson and they have 2 children. Mark Sloniker continues to go on Jazz tours and perform music in concerts.

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