The 24th Annual Concert Series at Rodney Strong Vineyards builds upon its stellar reputation of legendary musicians, beautiful concert setting and award-winning wines.
In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Mindi Abair has made her mark on jazz, pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk and more. In addition to her acclaimed body of solo work that includes ten # 1 radio hits and close to half a million albums sold, Abair was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of American Idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the Late Show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. More 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.
Spencer was raised in the small town of Pinetop, Arizona by his mother, an accomplished music teacher and soprano vocalist. Her talent and love of music encouraged and influenced him to become the singer and musician he is today. Spencer found inspiration in the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and many others. Over the years, Spencer’s fan base has grown immensely and continues to grow. A clear tipping point was in 2007 when he was asked to perform at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, since then, Day has performed at much larger venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl in LA. He has also headlined internationally in England, Japan, Australia and Mexico.
At the age of 27, Elliott Yamin left a pharmacy job to travel to Boston to audition for American Idol. Although he struggled with 90% deafness in his right ear and Type I diabetes, Yamin had developed into an engaging vocalist with an easygoing charm. Elliott Yamin joined Katharine McPhee and eventual winner Taylor Hicks in the final 3. Although Yamin was the next contestant eliminated, it was reported that the margin of votes was razor-thin. In January 2007, a record deal was finally announced. "My goal was to make a singer's record and make it as genuine as possible -- make it who I am. I still have to work on my songwriting skills. I'm green to that process. But I worked with some talented people."
Doors: 4:00 p.m./Show: 5:00 p.m.
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