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Mindi Abair

Jazz Saxophonist

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Mindi Abair is an American smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top-40 pop music background.

She has toured and/or recorded with the Backstreet Boys, Duran Duran, Mandy Moore, Josh Groban, Adam Sandler, Keb’ Mo’, Lalah Hathaway, Lee Ritenour, Teena Marie, John Tesh, Bobby Lyle, Jonathan Butler, Peter White and Rick Braun.

She also hosts the popular syndicated radio show “Chill with Mindi Abair” which focuses on Chill Out music.

Born on tour into a musical family, Mindi Abair was playing piano by the age of five. Within three years, she was playing saxophone and writing songs. She made her way through Berklee performing all kinds of music from jazz to rock and R&B.

Upon moving back to Los Angeles, Abair started her own band. She also took on session work with artists as diverse as the Gap Band, Adam Sandler, Mandy Moore, John Tesh, Teena Marie, and the Backstreet Boys.

She made her recording debut in 1999 with “Always and Never the Same” and, in 2003, Abair moved from pop to jazz with “It Just Happens That Way,” which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and remained in the Top 10 for 19 consecutive weeks.

In 2010, Abair released a CD called “In Hi-Fi Stereo,” produced by Rex Rideout.
Abair also plays the flute and keyboard and sings.

* Jazz saxophonist has played with everyone from Adam Sandler, to Backstreet Boys to Teena Marie

* Popular smooth jazz artist

* Hosts popular radio show “Chill OUt with Mindi Abair.”

“With ‘In Hi-Fi Stereo’ Abair takes the plunge headfirst into the deep end of soul-infused jazz. Equal parts homage to the music of David Sanborn, Hank Crawford and The Crusaders offer a testimony of her own artistic growth. Abair makes a declarative statement that she is a formidable talent who can do far more than smooth jazz noodling.” – All About Jazz

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