Eric Mintel Returns!
December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Another exciting night with Eric Mintel and his high energy Dave-Brubek-style Charlie Brown Christmas show!
“As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicianslike Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet, Jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!” – Dave Brubeck
Two performances at the White House by invitation of President’s Bill Clinton (1998) and Barack Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special concert at the United Nations and countless accolades, the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for over 25 years. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass and Dave Mohn drums. The EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many Eric Mintel originals. The EMQ also has become a staple of the holidays with their highly successful “Charlie Brown Jazz” concerts delighting families across the country.
Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR, The Eric Mintel Quartet has opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, appeared on the QVC television network and has been featured in many jazz and newspaper publications including Down Beat, Jazz Times, Hot House Jazz and Jazziz Magazines as well as New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Savannah Times, Baltimore Sun and others. Eric Mintel Quartet is also spreading their “Jazz Education” and “Entrepreneurship in Jazz” to colleges and Universities. Eric Mintel and Nelson Hill are Yamaha endorsed performing artists. Dave Mohn is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth and Bucks County Drum Co.
The Eric Mintel Quartet isn’t a cover or tribute band playing rote renditions of familiar songs, but a group of highly skilled musicians breathing new life into jazz classics. Their take on Dave Brubeck’s music is well worth the price of admission, but they aren’t a one-trick pony. When they played “Take the A Train,” their
interpretation took the audience’s breath away. Then they played “Caravan” as a very rewarding encore. The four of them are so talented; I think they could make great jazz out of any song. In their hands, jazz is certainly not dead or a museum piece. Highly recommended. Andy Barnett McMillan Memorial Library, WI
“Eric Mintel and his jazz quartet dazzled our audience with wellcrafted renditions of the music of Dave Brubeck and others. The musicianship is first class and the guys were one of the easiest and classiest group of artists we have ever worked with. There were long lines at the CD table at intermission and at evenings end! What a great night!” – Michael Duncan, Director – Oconomowoc Arts Center, WI
Find out more about the Eric Mintel Quartet at www.ericmintelquartet.com
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