Artist Gallery Photo

Mindi Abair Band

Wed, Feb 15 -
Sun, Feb 19, 2017




$33.50 Service fee Included All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

In the event the show is canceled or rescheduled, the $5.00 service fee is nonrefundable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes contemporary sax sensation Mindi Abair along with some red-hot blues/rock/jazz and R&B - The Boneshakers. Show times Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm each night.

artist info

Mindi returns on the heels of her Live in Seattle release, recorded last year here at Jazz Alley! Raw, edgy and inspired – 11 originals, two raucous covers and three brand new songs ignite a different view of the saxophone fueled by rock, blues and soul.

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 recent appearance at The Grand Ole Opry or as Al Pacino’s sax player in Danny Collins.

Her seven solo CDs have garnered ten #1 radio hits, six top 5 spots and two #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.

After Wild Heart, Abair wanted to translate its edgier rock/soul sound to the stage. She called longtime friend Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was (Not Was), Willie Nelson) to join her live band. Randy brought his Detroit blues/rock edge to her music. In June, Randy’s band, The Boneshakers, was playing The Newport Beach Jazz Festival on the same bill as Mindi’s band, and she hopped on stage to “sit in” with The Boneshakers. “There was so much electricity on stage. We all felt it. The blues and rock just pulsed through me. Everyone played with complete abandon,” Abair said. “It felt like home. And most of my band was also playing with Randy’s band. It was really only about hiring longtime Boneshakers vocalist Sweet Pea Atkinson (Bonnie Raitt, Was (Not Was), Lyle Lovett). So we made it official and hit the road as Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers.” Which brings us to Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers Live in Seattle, released September 25, 2015 on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group.

Tracked at Jazz Alley over Valentine’s Day weekend (Abair's standing gig for a dozen years), this album captures the intent of a rock band, the grit of a blues band and enough energy to light a stadium.

videos

upcoming shows

Artist Gallery Photo

Joey Alexander Trio

Thu, Feb 22 - Sun, Feb 25

Two-time Grammy nominated 15-year old jazz piano genius and youngest artist ever nominated for a Grammy in the jazz category.

info
Artist Gallery Photo

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Tue, Feb 27 - Wed, Feb 28

An unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist and master guru of the Hammond B3 organ

info
Artist Gallery Photo

Peabo Bryson

Thu, Mar 1 - Sun, Mar 4

Two-time Grammy winning legendary vocalist, a romantic balladeer who offers a timeless mix of pop and soul.

info
full calendar