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Who Runs The World? | Mindi Abair

After the Encore

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 1999.  No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music.  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 Heart featuring the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg. You might know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol, sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, or as the first solo saxophonist touring with Aerosmith since 1973. She has garnered twelve #1 radio hits in the jazz and blues world, two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart and two #3 spots on the Billboard Blues Album Chart.  In 2018, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Blues Song fan award for the Independent Music Awards for “Pretty Good For A Girl” featuring Joe Bonamassa.  They won the 2019 LA Critics Award for Best Holiday Album for All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues. And in 2019, 2020 and 2021 she was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as the Best Instrumentalist: Horn In After the Encore Volume 5: Who Runs The World? We explore the music industry through 4 women-centric perspectives. 2 Grammy Nominated Veterans & 2 Up-and-Coming Future Stars. We examine how the industry has changed over the years, and what has stayed the same. Tune in to find out how these women answer the questions essential to the essence of the podcast: 1. What does music mean to you? 2. How do you quantify success? 3. And what happens after the music fades? After the Encore is a long-form, career retrospective podcast that takes you behind the music of some of your favorite artists. After the Encore is also a "2020 Music Podcast of the Year" award nominee over at PodcastAwards.com The official Spotify playlist for Volume 5 can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/64DiPTFTycDK5w99bIrTGI?si=2F0mYMqOSA65O7fmqTyfGw 'After the Encore' is powered by Roberts Media Group. For more programming and advertisement opportunities, please visit www.robertsmediagroup.co--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/after-the-encore/message

1hr 18mins

20 Nov 2021

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No One Told Me It Was Odd for a Girl to Play a Saxophone with Mindi Abair (Art Should Reflect Life)

Fresh Coast Jazz Backstage

Today’s guest is a two-time Grammy nominee with 12 #1 radio hits, Mindi Abair. She is a very successful saxophonist, vocalist, and author, and she is also an entrepreneur. She was the featured saxophonist on American Idol for a couple of seasons and the first solo saxophonist touring with Aerosmith since 1973.  Her father was a saxophone and a keyboard player in the Blue-Eyed Soul band. Her grandmother was an opera singer. Seeing her father having so much fun on stage while playing saxophone, she also chose to play saxophone, and she chose well. She loves playing for the masses, and she says she has always been a live music girl. In 2019 Mindi and her husband, Eric, launched Reserve Tasting Wine Company. Listen to this episode to learn more about her, her music, her life, business, hobbies, passion; what she likes to listen to, and much more. In the ‘Bout it or Doubt it segment, you can find out what she thinks about skydiving and mounting climbing. Enjoy this conversation and listening to three of her songs: April, Flirt, and Be Beautiful.  Episode Highlights08:38 – In my music, you can hear that pop influence on certain records. Certain records are more blues-influenced, a lot more organic sounding, or rougher. I try to take what’s in my heart at the time. Art should reflect life.   13:54 – I was going to make music that moves people, that moves me. We recorded April right as the world was shutting down for the pandemic. That song tells the story. 17:46 – I felt the same as I feel now, that I became a better saxophonist on that tour and making that record because you’re surrounded every night on stage and backstage with these incredible players. 25:02 – I’ve spent my life creating music and playing music. But my husband has spent his life running very cool vineries. He is quite knowledgeable. He goes and finds incredible wines, and I create the artwork for it. And I put together a playlist for each bottle.35:56 – I spent about ten years on the board of The Recording Academy. I became a national Trustee for the organization. I really love to be a part of that, and it became a huge part of my life because they do so much good. ContactFresh Coast Jazz FestivalMindi Abair websitehttp://www.prettygoodforagirl.net/Reserve Tasting Wine Company

52mins

20 Sep 2021

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Jonathan Fritzen, Echosmith, Mindi Abair, John Taylor - TOP 40 STAR - 21 AGOSTO 2021 - PARTE 1

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1hr 31mins

21 Aug 2021

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#563-Dave Thomas, Alias Smith & Jones, Popa Chubby, Mindi Abair

Music On The Couch

DAVE THOMASDave has been playing music for almost 50 years and has had an incredible ride.  We will talk about that ride and more as we listen to music from his new album, One More Mile.ALIAS SMITH & JONESSal Carolei and Reneé Flemings are Alias Smith and Jones.  They both have unique histories, and we will chat about that and the music on the new album, Hit & Run.POPA CHUBBY – COUCH KID NEW MUSICSitting at home during the pandemic, Tin Foil Hat was born in the only way Popa Chubby could.  We’ll talk about his time and the music and more.MINDI ABAIRMindi has released The Best Of Mindi Abair, and she finally takes her seat on a Monday Couch show.  Should be fun.

3hr 10mins

30 Mar 2021

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PipemanRadio Interviews Mindi Abair

Pipeman in the Pit

PipemanRadio interviews Mindi Abair. Pipeman in the Pit is a segment of The Adventures of Pipeman Radio Show (#pipemanradio) broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com), W4VET Radio, and K4HD Radio - Hollywood Talk Radio (www.k4hd.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

20mins

28 Mar 2021

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PipemanRadio Interviews Mindi Abair

Pipeman's Power of Music

PipemanRadio interviews Mindi Abair. Pipeman's Power of Music is a segment of The Adventures of Pipeman Radio Show (#pipemanradio) broadcast live on W4CY Radio (www.w4cy.com), W4VET Radio, and K4HD Radio - Hollywood Talk Radio (www.k4hd.com) part of Talk 4 Radio (www.talk4radio.com) on the Talk 4 Media Network (www.talk4media.com). This podcast is also available on Talk 4 Podcasting (www.talk4podcasting.com).

20mins

28 Mar 2021

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Mindi Abair: 2x GRAMMY nominated Saxophone Star

Follow Your Dream

Robert's guest in this episode is Mindi Abair, two-time GRAMMY nominated Saxophone Star, Singer and Composer!Robert's song in this episode: "Metro Shuffle ft. Mindi Abair" from The PGS Experience. Robert's band, Project Grand Slam, had the pleasure of opening for Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers on two occasions at B.B. King's in NYC. Robert then invited Mindi to guest on two songs he wrote for the PGS album The PGS Experience.Mindi Abair is a two-time GRAMMY nominated all-star saxophonist/singer/composer. She was the featured saxophonist on American Idol, she has sat in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show and with The Roots on The Tonight Show. She has twelve #1 radio hits, and two #1 spots on Billboard. In 2018 she won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year. In 2019 she won the LA Critics Award for Best Holiday Album. And in 2019, 2020, and 2021 she was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as a Best Instrumentalist. This is exhausting Mindi! She is shortly releasing “The Best Of Mindi Abair”, a 19-song collection of her greatest hits, including her brand-new song “April.” On top of all this she’s a successful businesswoman, having launched a Wine Company in 2019. And also a successful author having written the book “How To Play Madison Square Garden” (which I bought and read). Mindi has toured and/or recorded with a Who’s Who in the music business including: Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Smokey Robinson, Gregg Allman, Adam Sandler, Duran Duran, Dave Koz and the Backstreet Boys. In 2017, and then again in 2018, Mindi graciously allowed my band, Project Grand Slam, to open for her at B.B. King’s in NYC. In this episode, Robert and Mindi discuss:Her musical family (4:22)Why she chose the sax; her school band experience (7:11)Band geek and drum major (9:01)A Rocker Girl goes to Berklee College of Music (9:43)Her music is a melting pot of influences (13:03)Her Steven Tyler/American Idol moment; on tour with Aerosmith (17:06)She’s a “total Road Dog”(20:16)Forming a band with The Boneshakers (21:36)Her new Greatest Hits album (23:00)Mindi’s advice to Dreamers (28:17) "Every band breaks up except the Stones and Aerosmith"; “You must find your own way”; “I always go for it” —  MIndi AbairIf you enjoyed the show, please Subscribe, Rate, and Review at Apple Podcast, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.   Get your Complimentary DREAM ROADMAP with Robert’s 5 steps to pursue and succeed at YOUR dream. Just click here:https://www.followyourdreampodcast.com/DreamRoadmap Connect with Mindi Abair:  Website: https://www.mindiabair.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindiabairFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindiabair Connect with the Follow Your Dream Podcast:Website: www.followyourdreampodcast.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/followyourdreampodcast/Facebook: www.facebook.com/FollowYourDreamPodcastEmail Robert: robert@followyourdreampodcast.com Follow Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam, and his music:Website: https://www.projectgrandslam.comStore: https://www.thepgsstore.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PGSjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectgrandslam/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/04BdGdJszDD8WtAFXc9skWApple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/project-grand-slam/274548453Email: pgs@projectgrandslam.comIntro/Outro song in this episode- “Ride ‘Em High” from the Project Grand Slam album “Trippin’”Spotify link- https://open.spotify.com/track/2P2KWILS5SWfiGjFma2CHf?si=06fed77520b74708 Show notes by Podcastologist: Kristen BraunAudio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

36mins

15 Mar 2021

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The Creative Convergence Podcast #22 – Mindi Abair

The Creative Convergence

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 1999. No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music.  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 Heart featuring the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg. You might know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol, sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, or as the first solo saxophonist touring with Aerosmith since 1973. She has garnered twelve #1 radio hits in the jazz and blues world, two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart and two #3 spots on the Billboard Blues Album Chart.  In 2018, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Blues Song fan award for the Independent Music Awards for “Pretty Good For A Girl” featuring Joe Bonamassa.  In 2019, Mindi was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as the Best Instrumentalist: Horn and won the LA Critics Award for Best Holiday Album for All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues.  Keep up with Mindi on Social Mediawww.instagram.com/mindiabairtwitter.com/MindiAbairFollow The Creative Convergence On Social MediaFacebook - www.facebook.com/creativeconvergencepodcastInstagram - www.instagram.com/creativeconvergencepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/creativeconvergence/message

1hr 33mins

13 Nov 2020

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Chatting with musician/songwriter Mindi Abair

Rock At Night Magazine

CLICK THE ARROW ABOVE TO LISTEN or Google PodcastBy Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night EditorRock At Night loves to celebrate women and we proudly have a category on our website “Women in Rock.”  With our upcoming Winter print edition celebrating “Women in the Music Industry,” it is only fitting that we interview the rockin’ two-time Grammy nominee Mindi Abair.With a stellar career spanning experience as a saxophonist, singer, and songwriter, Mindi has had radio hits in the jazz, blues, and pop world—both as a solo artist as well as a member of R&B band Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers.  She has toured and worked with many amazing artists—Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Perry, Adam Sandler, Duran Duran, Greg Allman—which is just the tip of the iceberg.Even in the midst of the pandemic, Mindi is still as busy as ever, doing her weekly musical livestreams where fans can virtually share a glass a wine with her from her company Reserve Tastings Wine Company. Whether at the piano singing, playing a duet with husband and business partner Eric Guerra, or collaborating on the front porch with friends, she welcomes fans into her home, keeping spirits upbeat during this strange year.In this podcast, Mindi discusses her experience as a female in the male-dominated music world; her involvement with The Recording Academy, She Rocks Awards, and MusiCares; her latest release “Forever”; Yamaha's digital saxophone; working with Greg Allman; and more!Listen to the audio podcast and look for a feature article on Mindi Abair in Rock At Night’s upcoming Winter print issue (out on December 21st). You can pre-order here:Rock At Night's Podcast Channel--Listen to the iTunes Audio Interview Here   or   Google PodcastFACEBOOK WEBSITE PRETTY GOOD FOR A GIRL MusiCares RESERVE TASTINGS WINE COMPANYRock At Night's theme song is "Get On Down If You Feel Up To It" by Billy "Bass" Alford

1hr 10mins

30 Oct 2020

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Chatting with musician/songwriter Mindi Abair

Rock At Night Magazine

Mindi Abair discusses her experience as a female in the male-dominated music world; her involvement with The Recording Academy, She Rocks Awards, and MusiCares; her latest release “Forever”; Yamaha's digital saxophone; working with Greg Allman; and more! [...]

1hr 10mins

30 Oct 2020

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