You asked for it, and here it is. Mindi recorded her first live CD as Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers this past Valentines Day weekend at the famed Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA. Personnel included Mindi (sax, vocals), Randy Jacobs (guitar, vocals), Rodney Lee (keyboards), Derek Frank (bass, vocals), Third Richardson (drums, vocals) and Sweet Pea Atkinson (vocals). They played some Mindi classics such as Lucy's and Bloom, some Boneshakers classics such as Cold Sweat and Ball and Chain, and even performed 2 brand new songs. It'll rock your world. Release is slated for Fall 2015.
Mindi is set to produce the Reverend Shawn Amos's new blues record in 2015. It's set for release at some point this fall. Shawn's last record went top 20 on the Blues charts. He's the son of music agent-turned entrepreneur, Wally "Famous" Amos (coincidentally his cookies have been on Mindi's backstage rider for over 10 years). Check out what they're doing and be a part of the project from the start at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/reverendshawnamos
Congratulations to Mindi for her GRAMMY nomination for "Wild Heart" for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Tune in Tuesday July 19th to CBS 11:30PT/10:30CT to catch Mindi sitting in with Paul Shaffer and the guys. She'll be playing "Wild Heart" and "Train" from her new CD "Wild Heart" as well as sitting in and playing the rest of the show.
Mindi graces the cover of JazzIz Magazine for the first time. Her in-depth interview with the magazine chronicles her coming of age and even some insight from friends and collaborators on this cd including Max Weinberg and Waddy Wachtel. We love that Mindi's most rockin' cd to date gets her a little jazz cred.
Mindi's latest release "Wild Heart" debuted #1 on the Billboard Jazz and Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. Her cd has remained #1 on these charts for 2 straight weeks! Thanks for all your support and love for this new music from Mindi.
“Wild Heart” just debuted #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. It’s also the #1 Contemporary Jazz Album and #152 on the Billboard Top 200! What a great start to a great new cd. Thanks to everyone for embracing Mindi's new music!