A Peter White Christmas feat. Mindi Abair and Rick Braun (6:30 Show)
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Make your list and check it twice! This holiday concert is more than just nice!! A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun & Euge Groove is coming to town. Contemporary jazz lovers eagerly await this annual fun filled concert, which has packed fans into halls and arenas coast-to-coast year after year.
Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned.
Euge Groove adds a dynamic charm to his music with exquisite saxophone artistry and wisdom. Rick Braun is a masterful trumpet/flugelhorn player whose warm tones transform the simplest melody into a work of art. They have each separately sold millions of records and their combined fans will surely appreciate this special performance of Christmas chestnuts!
Peter recalls: “My earliest memories of Christmas were probably not much different from many other people: snowflakes, tinsel, Santa Claus, reindeer and the opening of presents surrounded by family. As a child my father taught me to play Christmas music on my first instrument, the recorder, and my love for Christmas music has endured throughout the years. I hope this tour will be an opportunity for many Smooth Jazz fans to enjoy their favorite Christmas songs in a family setting. You know, I might even bring my recorder!” Peter White’s classic acoustic guitar style can be enjoyed through an ever-growing and best-selling catalog including his latest release on Heads Up “Smile ” (2014). Says Rick Braun: “Christmas reminds me of the cold weather in PA where I grew up and long car trips with my family with the windows all steamy and rolled up, seeing lights in the windows of houses and then being with my dad and the whole family for turkey and football.” Rick’s latest CD on Artistry Music is “Can You Feel It” (2014). Euge Groove is a quadruple threat; the saxophonist, composer, producer and DJ, has built an impressive career as a free spirit who remains true to his own artistic vision. It is no wonder the charismatic saxophonist has been able to record a string of #1 hits and garner a devoted following.
One of the most recognized saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist. You’ve seen her perform with Aerosmith, on American Idol and sitting in with Bruce Springsteen. Her latest studio album, Wild Heart, features Joe Perry, Gregg Allman, Max Weinberg, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Trombone Shorty and Waddy Wachtel. It debuted #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Chart, and her 1st single “Haute Sauce” peaked at #1 on the contemporary jazz radio chart.
This year Mindi Abair’s performances include The Boneshakers with Randy Jacobs and Sweetpea Atkinson, original members of the band Was (Not Was) with the worldwide hit “Walk the Dinosaur.” Mindi joined The Boneshakers on stage for the first time at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival in June 2014. The sparks from Randy Jacobs’ fiery guitar, Sweetpea Atkinson’s bluesy R&B vocals and Mindi’s gritty rockin’ sax created a special blending of musical styles garnering rave reviews and a newfound magic!
Mindi Abair brings a fearless energy and abandon to the stage as a powerhouse on the saxophone, hearkening back to the days of Junior Walker or King Curtis. Her solo career has produced 10 #1 radio singles and 7 major label solo releases that have topped the Contemporary Jazz Charts.
Mindi Abair hosted the internationally syndicated radio show “Chill With Mindi Abair” for 8 years, from 2007 until 2015. She is the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS. She has won numerous awards, most recently, 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, four of the most pre-eminent saxophonists in contemporary music. In addition, Mindi authored the book “How To Play Madison Square Garden – A Guide To Stage Performance.”
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