“Captures the intent of a rock band, the grit of a blues band and enough energy to light a stadium.” – Backstage 360
During her remarkable two-decade-plus recording career, saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has garnered 2 Grammy nominations, recorded with some of the biggest names in music, and built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style.
You might know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol, sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, or from moonlighting on tour with Duran Duran or Aerosmith. As a solo artist, she has consistently topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Blues charts. In 2018, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year and an Independent Music Award for Best Blues Song. They won the 2019 LA Critics Award for Best Holiday Album for All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues. And in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Mindi was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as the Best Instrumentalist: Horn.
As creator, designer and owner, Mindi launched www.wineandjazz.com in 2019 as a lifestyle concept that brings together the worlds of wine and music through members-only exclusive wines paired with personally curated music playlists, label art and branded wine and music worldwide adventures and festivals.
Mindi wrote the book, How To Play Madison Square Garden – A Guide To Stage Performance and served 10 years as an LA Chapter Governor, President and National Trustee for The Recording Academy.
Mindi has toured and/or recorded with Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Smokey Robinson, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Gregg Allman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Fantastic Negrito, Waddy Wachtel, Bobby Rush, Keb’ Mo’, Teena Marie, Lee Ritenour, Adam Sandler, Duran Duran, Bill Champlin, Richard Elliott, Jimmy Webb, Max Weinberg, Dave Koz, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Mandy Moore, Lalah Hathaway and the Backstreet Boys.
Make it an extra special night and join Mindi Abair for a pre-show wine-tasting experience for only $30. Tickets to this event are very limited.
Hosted by Mindi Abair + wine expert Eric Guerra, you are invited to a private pre-show event exclusively for VIP guests where you will be entertained and participate in a very special wine + music experience. Pouring their company’s WINEandJAZZ.com fine wines, Eric will walk the group through an informative wine-by-wine “taste like a sommelier” master class, while Mindi then pairs each wine style with a live performance song.
Please note: The VIP wine experience does not include a ticket to Mindi Abair’s performances.
LEARN MORE: https://www.mindiabair.com/