Move to the soulful music of smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair, and jazz duo Tuck and Patti at the annual Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival (PI Jazzfest), in partnership with ABS-CBN’s Cable and Print Media Group, this February 22 (Friday) at the Rockwell Tent in Makati.
With over a decade of performance and recordings/tours with some of the biggest stars in the music industry such as Backstreet Boys, Mandy Moore, Josh Groban, Adam Sandler, and currently Aerosmith, Mindi has indeed come a long way from playing on the streets of Santa Monica.
She has since produced 10 #1 radio singles and 5 major label solo releases that have topped the Contemporary Jazz Charts, “It Just Happens That Way” (2003), “Come As You Are” (2004), “Life Less Ordinary” (2006), “Stars” (2008), and “In Hi Fi Stereo” (2010). She has hosted the internationally syndicated radio show “Chill With Mindi Abair” for 6 years and has been the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of “American Idol”.
Meanwhile, fall in love with the music of American jazz duo Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart, who have enchanted music lovers for three decades. The husband-and-wife duo has been performing since 1981, with Tuck on guitars and Patti on vocals and has since produced a string of albums including “Tears of Joy” (1988), “Learning to Fly” (1995), and “A Gift of Love” (2004).
The jazz night will also be filled by music coming from our very own up and coming jazz artists – Baihana, an all female jazz trio, and singer/songwriter, Jennifer Blair-Bianco.
The PI Jazzfest, which will run until Februay 27, is considered this year’s biggest gathering of local and international artists. Since 2009, PI Jazzfest has brought the biggest jazz greats to the country to deliver successful, sold-out shows and celebrate jazz and artistry in the Philippines.
JAZZ Saxophonist MINDI ABAIR And DUO TUCK AND PATTI Serenade Lovers at The ABS-CBN JAZZ GALA