Friday, March 23rd, 2018
532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303
Mindi Abair is one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. She has eight solo albums and has accumulated ten #1 radio hits, seven top 5 spots, and two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart. Most recently in 2015, she received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo CD, Wild Heart. After its success, Mindi joined with her longtime friend, Randy Jacobs and his live band, The Boneshakers to translate Wild Heart's rock and soul feel to the stage. “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.” Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers LIVE in Seattle was released September 2015.