Mindi Abair & The Wild Hearts - June 05, 2020

  • Jazz / Music / Rock
  • |   Show runs  
  • June 05, 2020   thru
  • June 05, 2020
7:00 PM Doors open

8:00 PM Showtime

Get Tickets Tickets: $30


Flagstar Strand Theater (map)
Friday, June 5, 2020 More Information


One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone 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 dynamic stage presence. She has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album charts.  In 2014, Mindi 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 Heartfeaturing the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg.
The daughter and granddaughter of working musicians, Abair continues to captivate fans while evolving her sound.  In 2014, after two seasons as the featured saxophonist on the hit series American Idol, Abair released Wild Heart.  This LP showcased a compilation of grittier rock and soul tracks featuring some of the biggest names in music.  To help translate this sound to her live shows, Mindi enlisted longtime friend and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was Not Was, Willie Nelson) to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock.  The collaboration was undeniable, and it lead to an almost immediate decision to join forces creatively.  Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers features band leader Mindi Abair (Saxophone, Vocals), Randy Jacobs (Guitar, Vocals), Rodney Lee (Keys), Derek Frank (Bass, Vocals), and Third Richardson (Drums, Vocals).  Their first record together Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers LIVE in Seattle was recorded at their first live show and was released September 2015. Their 2017 release Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers The EastWest Sessions debuted #3 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and reached #1 on the Blues Rock Album RMR chart.  In 2018, the band won an Independent Music Award for Best Blues Song Fan Award for “Pretty Good For A Girl” featuring Joe Bonamassa and received 8 Independent Blues Awards including Best Artist of the Year and Best Contemporary Blues Band. In 2018 All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues was released and won the LA Critics Music Award for Best Holiday Album.  And Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers No Good Deed was released in June 28, 2019.
Mindi is the author of How To Play Madison Square Garden – A Guide To Stage Performance and has served as a National Trustee for the Recording Academy. 
Mindi has toured and/or recorded with: Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Smokey Robinson, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Gregg Allman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Fantastic Negrito, Waddy Wachtel, Bobby Rush, Keb’ Mo’, Teena Marie, Lee Ritenour, Adam Sandler, Duran Duran, Bill Champlin, Jimmy Webb, Max Weinberg, Dave Koz, Mandy Moore, Lalah Hathaway and the Backstreet Boys.