Mindi Abair – Steel City Jazz Festival | Birmingham, AL | June 1 – 3

Mindi Abair

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, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. The powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing every one of the aforementioned genres.

In addition to her acclaimed body of solo work that includes ten # 1 radio hits and close to half a million albums sold, Abair was the featured saxophonist on American Idol, jammed on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. In 2014, Abair received a GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording. More recently, Abair received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her follow-up solo CD Wild Heart.

After Wild Heart, she 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, Jacob’s band The Boneshakers was playing the Newport Beach Jazz Festival on the same bill as Abair’s, and she hopped on stage before her band’s show to “sit in” with The Boneshakers. The end result, Mindi  Abair & the Boneshakers Live in Seattle, is scheduled for release on September 25, 2015 on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group.

Website: http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/p/live-in-seattle/

Performing 6:15 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd at Linn Park

Come test Re-Connect With Old & Meet New Friends! Come See & Hear Award Winning Musicians "LIVE!"

63Days 23Hours 40Minutes 26Seconds

Come Have An Experience You'll Be Talking About For Years To Come!!

Steel City Jazz Festival Family prepare for the return of the world’s leading Jazz Artists Marion Meadows, Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum and The Legendary David Sanborn! Brand New to our already incredible roster, get ready to enjoy The Incomparable Jeffrey Osborne the Dazzling Ms. Rachelle Ferrell!!! -- the Remarkable & One And Only O'Jays!! and Saxophonist Extraordinaire Boney James!!!!!!

The O'Jays

Boney James

Rachelle Ferrell

Marion Meadows

Norman Brown

Kirk Whalum

Jeffrey Osborne

David Sanborn

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This’ is just the beginning Family! The 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival will bring today’s most innovative and revered Jazz Artists up close and personal in Birmingham’s intimate Linn Park.



If you’ve attended Steel City Jazz Festival, you know firsthand the abilities of David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Marion Meadows to literally bring the Sun and Stars down with their mind-blowing unforgettable performances!!!!!



Now, with The O'Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Jeffrey Osborne and Boney James, you’ll have plenty to tell your Family and Friends about the time when "YOU were there!!!” Get Ready And Don’t Miss Out On The 2017 STEEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL!!!!! It's going to be Better Than Ever!!