Flutes Keyboards Hammond B3
2013: Grammy Nomination consideration for: Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Fluteus Maximus (Live at Tully's)"
Mindy Canter's ability to play many styles and articulate with genuine mastery is the cornerstone of her appeal. Her blend of blues, jazz, funk, and soul is rhythmically infectious and has been widely acclaimed. It is really a treat to experience such a passionate, soulful performer, as she mixes musical genres with grace and ease. One can immediately hear the joy in her playing no matter the genre being presented.
Music was always a destiny for Mindy Canter. At a young age. she learned to read music before she could read words. She began playing piano at the age of 4, and added the flute at the age of 9.
Although classically trained, Mindy's earliest creative influences were blues and jazz, and later soul, funk, roots, rock n roll...and anything else she could wrap her flute or keyboards around.
At age 19 Mindy Canter performed with Albert King and over the years with Michael Bloomfield, Boz Scaggs, Yo-Yo Ma, Dan Hicks, Narada Michael Walden, Rodney Jones, Roger Glenn, It's A Beautiful Day, as well as a whole cadre of blues and jazz greats.
In 1977 Mindy Canter recorded a full length African Highlife record with Souleman E. Rowgie (world famous singer/songwriter from Sierra Leona, West Africa), playing keyboards and flute on all tracks.
Last year Mindy Canter released a single duet with Yo-Yo Ma entitled Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace).
Mindy Canter is also on the Advisory Board of Keep Music Rockin' In Schools, an organization that supports music programs in public schools through mentoring, workshops, fundraising, and providing free instruments for students in school bands, jazz bands, and orchestras.
"An original...one of a kind"......Jef Labes (Van Morrison)
"Classically trained, World class blues fusion. Killer!"....Tom Wright
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