Powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair has received a 2015 GRAMMY nomination in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category for Wild Heart, her #1 recording with Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Trombone Shorty and others.
Mindi is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. In addition to her acclaimed solo work, she was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour.
December 7, 2014
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10 hidden gems from 2015's Grammy nominations
By Brian Mansfield
Wild Heart, Mindi Abair (nominated for contemporary instrumental album): Saxophonist/vocalist Abair, who has a hard-blowing, gritty tone, plays R&B/rock-infused instrumentals in the vein of David Sanborn or King Curtis. On Wild Heart, she's joined by the likes of Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Booker T. Jones, Keb' Mo', Trombone Shorty and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.