Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte
247 Cranes Roost Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014
Enjoy the free concert, however, you can see Mindi Abair up close with intimate viewing and seating in the limited seating VIP section. www.uptownartexpo.com.
The Uptown Art Expo presents one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, and has been the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Over the past 2 years she has toured the US with Aerosmith, sat in for a night with Bruce Springsteen at the famed Beacon Theater and even taken the saxophone chair over for 2 shows with Paul Shaffer and the Late Show with David Letterman. As a solo artist, she has carved out her own brand as the rocker of the jazz world, and she adds a refreshingly unique voice to an exciting new generation of crossover artists. She was raised on the road with her father's band, but this is not your father's jazz band. Mindi brings a fearless energy and abandon to the stage as a powerhouse on the saxophone, hearkening back to the days of Junior Walker or King Curtis.
Her solo career has produced 10 #1 radio singles and 6 major label solo releases that have topped the contemporary Jazz Charts, "It Just Happens That Way" (2003), "Come As You Are" (2004), "Life Less Ordinary" (2006), "Stars" (2008), and "In Hi Fi Stereo" (2010), "Summer Horns" with Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot (2013).
The list of artists she has toured or recorded with are a testament to her talent. They include Aerosmith, Keb Mo, Lalah Hathaway, Duran Duran, Lee Ritenour, the Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Max Weinberg, Bill Champlin, David Pack, Mocean Worker, Adam Sandler, Rick Braun, Teena Marie, Bobby Lyle, Jonathan Butler, and Peter White.