Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Early Show : 6:00 PM
Late Show : 8:30 PM
One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess since her debut album in 2000. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and abandon. She has garnered ten number one radio hits, six Top Five solo records, and two number one spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart. In 2014, Abair received her first GRAMMY nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg. To help translate this sound to her live shows, Abiar enlisted longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was Not Was, Willie Nelson) to inject his brand of Detroit rock/funk. The collaboration was undeniable and it led to an almost immediate decision to join forces creatively.