Posts Tagged ‘Mindi Abair’


Enjoy an incredible weekend of concerts, dinners, brunches, beach, sun and lots of fun, all included as part of our “cruise on land” packages. This exclusive event is limited to only 300 guests and won’t last for long! The Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront hotel takes pride in providing first-class service and deluxe accommodations. Come join us at this beautiful oceanfront location and relax on the white sand and swim in the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, just a one hour drive from Orlando.

The artists include 5 of the biggest stars in smooth jazz. Mindi Abair, Nick Colionne, Euge Groove, Paul Taylor and Peter White will be entertaining us individually and together throughout the weekend, with the finest back up musicians in the business.

The 2016 Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend IS the place to be January 2016. Celebrate your birthday or anniversary with us, we buy the champagne! For weekend details: To reserve your package call Roland at 321-783-9004 or email

Friday, January 22, 2016 – Sunday, January 24, 2016

Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront, 2605 Florida A1A, Melbourne, Florida 32903


Descanso Beach Club, 1 Descanso Ave, Avalon, California 90704


There aren’t many people who come to Pizza Express and rock the house, but Mindi Abair certainly does. She also bowled everybody over in 2013 when she played Cadogan Hall with Dave Koz & Peter White, now she’s returning to Pizza Express in Chelsea with her own show. Mindi is not to be missed.

Mindi’s line up will be Oli Silk on keyboards, Mark Jaimes on guitar, Frank Felix on bass and Marc Parnell on drums.

Thursday August 20th – £29.50
Friday August 21st – £32.50
Saturday August 22nd – £32.50

You can also book on the phone 0207 439 4962.

London – Kings Road, The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road, London, SW3 4UT


In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, R&B, funk and for her latest recording „Wild Heart“, she plunged headlong into vintage rock and soul territory. So far, the powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has landed ten # 1 radio hits and sold nearly half a million albums. Furthermore, she was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol and joined Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. Abair received a 2014 and 2015 Grammy nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category.

Mindi got laid music in the cradle by her grandmother and her father. Mindi has already taken up the piano at the age of 5. In the fourth grade she picked up the saxophone. Later, she attended Berklee College of Music, where she graduated with a degree in woodwind performance. After college, she went to Los Angeles and played on the streets of Santa Monica. Abair released her first album in 1999 and three years later, she signed her first recording contract. “I’ve recorded, toured and collaborated with so many artists representing so many styles of music – I don’t care about labels or boundaries or preconceptions with music. I just want to play and create and keep moving forward.”

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
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3 nights (August 20-23, 2015) incl. breakfast & concerts:from 569,00 Euro p. p. in a double roomfrom
4 nights (August 19-23, 2015) incl. breakfast & all concerts:from 777,00 Euro p. p. in a double room


The 2-day Winter Park Jazz Festival features

on Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 11:00 am

R&B singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Tower Of Power, Mindi Abair, Marcus Anderson, She303 – Cicely O’kain, Ellice Zoé, Oliva Joi, Veronica.

on Sunday, July 19, 2015 – 11:00 am

Morris Day & The Time, Dave Koz and Rick Braun with special guest, vocalist Kenny Lattimore, Norman Brown, Rebirth Brass Band, Dotsero

Hideaway Park, Winter Park, Colorado 80482


Thornton Winery continues to build on its national and critically acclaimed reputation as one of the finest outdoor venues. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California.

May 2015

Saturday, May 2 – 7 pm

Brian Culbertson
Elan Trotman

Saturday, May 16 – 7 pm

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers
Nick Colionne

Saturday, May 30 – 7 pm

Jazz Attack featuring
Richard Elliot
Peter White
Euge Groove

June 2015

Saturday, June 6 – 7 pm

Bobby Caldwell
The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman

Sunday, June 21 – 4 pm

Spyro Gyra
Acoustic Alchemy

Sunday, June 28 – 4 pm

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

July 2015

Saturday, July 11 – 7 pm

Rick Braun
Kenny Lattimore

Sunday, July 12 – 6 pm

Dave Koz
Rick Braun
Kenny Lattimore

Saturday, July 25 – 7 pm

Jeffrey Osborne
Gerald Albright

August 2015

Saturday, August 1 – 7 pm

Michael McDonald

Saturday, August 8 – 7 pm

Melissa Etheridge – This Is M.E. Solo

Sunday, August 9 – 6 pm

Chris Isaak

Saturday, August 15 – 7 pm

Al Jarreau
Keiko Matsui

Saturday, August 22 – 7 pm

Macy Gray
Larry Graham

Saturday, August 29 – 7 pm

Kenny G
Ariana Savalas

September 2015

Saturday, September 5 – 7 pm

Boney James

Sunday, September 13 – 4 pm

Chris Botti

Sunday, September 20 – 4 pm

George Benson

Saturday, September 26 – 7 pm

Very Special Guest

October 2015

Saturday, October 3 – 7 pm

Tower Of Power
Average White Band

Saturday, October 10 – 7 pm

Jesse Cook

Sunday, October 18 – 4 pm

Jazz Attack featuring
Richard Elliot
Peter White
Euge Groove

Thornton Winery, 32575 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, California 92589


The Smooth Cruises Return for Summer 2015!

Wednesday, June 24th catch the first Smooth Cruise of the 2015 season with Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner sax man Boney James aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity as you sail the Hudson and take in the sights of New York Harbor.

The Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sun-decks.


June 24: Boney James

July 15: Norman Brown & Marion Meadows

July 22: Peter White & Richard Elliot

July 29: Gerald Albright & Mindi Abair

Aug 5: Dave Koz & Rick Braun with Special Guest Kenny Lattimore

Aug 12: Jonathan Butler & Alex Bugnon

Aug 19: Najee

Aug 26: Rachelle Ferrell

Sept 2: Freddie Jackson

Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: approx. 5:30pm & 9pm)

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014