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Pop Jazz Saxophone Star

Mindi Abair, portrait, Henry Duarte Studio, Los Angeles, California. 22 January 2014.

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, or caught her appearance at The Grand Ole Opry. This powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing just about every genre of music.

Her solo work has garnered ten #1 radio hits, 6 top 5 spots and 2 #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart. Abair received a 2014 Grammy nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, and more recently received a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo cd Wild Heart.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Mindi Abair is #1 for her original sound, perfect melodies, grooves and overall sense of fun.” – Jazziz

“Captivating…a distinctive sound and memorable melodies. Let’s put it this way…Abair’s one Apple commercial away from superstardom.” – Jazz Times

“I was a fan the moment I saw a tape of one of her concerts. Her ability to connect with the crowd and appeal to jazz fans as well as those who aren’t as familiar with her, makes her such an exciting artist, and I was thrilled to have her as a guest on my tour.” – Josh Groban

“Mindi Abair’s saxophone speaks to all of our souls. Do yourself a favor and check out Mindi Abair’s music. You’ll be happy you did.” – Keb’ Mo’

“Mindi is unique, and it will be love at first listen.” – John Taylor (Duran Duran)