MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS

Tickets
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM
The Studio Theatre

Produced by Brevard Music Group
Presented by the King Center

MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS

In the Studio Theatre

Wednesday, February 21, 8 p.m.
Tickets on Sale Friday, September 22 at Noon
Tickets starting at $54 (inclusive of fees)

One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time GRAMMY nominee, Mindi Abair, has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000. Since then, Mindi has released seven solo albums, and most recently, a live album with The Boneshakers. She’s collaborated on stage and in the studio with a wide cross-section of legendary peers, all helping to solidify her status as one of the most recognized and in-demand saxophonists. During her career, she has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart. Following a two season run as the featured saxophonist on American Idol, resulting in her touring with Aerosmith, Abair released her solo album, “Wild Heart,” in 2014. The album, which included collaborations with the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry and Trombone Shorty, showcased an edgier side to the saxophonist/vocalist and earned her a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. When it came time to tour the album, she recruited longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was Not Was, Willie Nelson) to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock to the live shows. She and the band had an irrefutable chemistry that quickly lead to a permanent creative collaboration. Their first record, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers LIVE in Seattle was recorded during their first official show together and released September 2015. After touring non-stop for two years, Mindi and the band headed into the studio earlier this year to record their sophomore album which is set to be released in September. Five days at East West Studios resulted in a compilation that showcases her prowess, artistic versatility and wide-ranging musical influences. Bandmate Randy Jacobs commented “No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and abandon.” www.mindiabair.com


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