Jazz Saxtress Mindi Abair to headline 6th annual Jazzin’ Tiffin on Sept. 13

Jazzin Tiffin 2014 poster 2The Grammy nominated artist is red hot following appearances on David Letterman & American Idol, touring with Aerosmith, performances with Bruce Springstein and a world tour with Super Group The Summer Horns.

Tiffin, OH – There has been no shortage of fame for Jazz Saxtress/Vocalist Mindi Abair over the past few years. No doubt, she is already a Star performer in the Contemporary Jazz World, but she has made all the right moves and in addition, has become a consistent Chart Toping artist in the U.S.

Abair will be the headliner at this year’s 6th Annual JAZZin’ Tiffin Festival in Tiffin, OH (Saturday September 13, 2014 from 1 pm till 10 pm) along with other stars like Alexander Zonjic, Thornetta Davis, Urban Jazz Coalition and others. Up Front Entertainment President/CEO John Patterson, who has produced the Tiffin Festival from its inception, says that Mindi is a big win for the event. “Mindi is hugely popular with our audiences in the Midwest. She is has a sultry, soulful sound as well as the capability to play Rock, R & B, Funk. She writes beautiful music and she is a very sweet and lovely young woman. We are very fortunate that we were able to grab a slot on her busy schedule!”

Mindi graced the cover of the prestigious Jazziz Magazine this month and has just released a NEW CD project titled “Wild Heart” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.  In addition to the artists already mentioned, Abair has toured and/or recorded with the Backstreet BoysDuran DuranMandy MooreJosh GrobanAdam SandlerKeb’ Mo’Lalah HathawayLee RitenourTeena MarieJohn TeshBobby LyleJonathan ButlerPeter White, Rick Braun and many more. One of her current projects is playing as part of Super Group The Summer Horns with fellow sax stars Dave Koz, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. She was recently elected President of the National Academy of Recording Artists (Grammy Organization) to represent the Los Angeles District.

In addition to Abair who closes the festival starting at 7:30 pm, this year’s festival will feature Award Winning Flutist Alexander Zonjic with Special Guest Blues Singer Thornetta Davis, Columbus Ohio product Urban Jazz Coalition and Jazz bands from both the Tiffin University Pro Music Ensemble and the Heidelberg University Jazz Ensemble.

JAZZin’ Tiffin has hosted some of the biggest names in the Jazz world. Nelson Rangell, Rick Braun, Chuck Loeb, Eric Marienthal, Warren Hill and others.

The event is held annually in Rotary Park on Frost Parkway along the Sandusky River in Downtown Tiffin, OH. For more information please contact Amy Reinhart Downtown Development Coordinator with SIEDC at reinhart@senecacounty.org or 419-619-5517.  You can also visit our website: jazzintiffin.com or John Patterson, President/CEO of Up Front Entertainment can be reached at 734.693.4770 or UpFrontEntertainment@Hotmail.com.

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