Smooth Jazz at Sunset 2016 Welcomes Mindi Abair

smoothjazzatsunset-040313-LOGO

14th Annual Smooth Jazz at Sunset Concert featuring Mindi Abair!
Tickets on Sale – Friday April 1st!

mindiMindi Abair, saxophonist, will headline the 14th annual Smooth Jazz at Sunset concert in conjunction with the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff on the evening of Saturday, July 9th. A limited number of reserved seats priced at $30 in advance, $35 day of show will be available beginning Friday, April 1st, as well as general admission seating, $25 in advance, $30 day of show, where concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the show. Tickets will be available at the Coast Studios at 580 E. Napier Ave. in Benton Harbor and online at www.smoothjazzatsunset.com .  98.3 The Coast will present this concert event at the Shadowland Pavilion on St. Joseph’s Silver Beach.  The concert is an artistic and cultural partnership between the Krasl Art Fair and 98.3 the Coast.

In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973.  You may have seen her on stage with Bruce Springsteen for a historic night at the Beacon Theater, or tuned in as she joined Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra on the Late Show with David Letterman, or caught her appearance at The Grand Ole Opry. This powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing just about every genre of music.

Her solo work has garnered ten #1 radio hits, 6 top 5 spots and 2 #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz album chart.  Abair received a 2014 GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for Summer Horns, a #1 recording with her friends Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot, and more recently received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo cd Wild Heart.

The Smooth Jazz at Sunset concert is sponsored by Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, and in part by Chemical Bank, Signature Automotive Group, Bud Distributing, Distinguished Stone Works, Best Way Disposal, Van’s Medical Equipment at Lakeland, Linear Electric and Krenek Van & RV Center. Listen to 98.3 the Coast or log on to www.smoothjazzatsunset.com for more details on this upcoming concert.