Berks Jazz Fest 2007: Mindi Abair

Berks07_Abair.jpgThursday evening the pace of the festival started to pick up again with several major acts to come. The beautiful Mindi Abair appeared at the Wyndham Hotel ballroom with her youthful and seriously grooving band. Despite her georgeous looks the lady definitely can blow and knows how to throw a party, she and her band mates seemed to have a good time on stage with lots of joking and laughing. She gave us some great renditions of her hit songs like "Flirt", "Remember" and the smoking "It Just Happens That Way" which offered the bass player Andre Berry an opportunity to play a funky bass solo which left the audience in awe. Her music was oscillating between rock, pop, funk and jazz resulting in a delicious mix, to loosen up things she performed a few pop vocals, spiced up with her hot soprano playing. Being known as an artist mainly performing self-written material, the exception to this rule was her cover of Cannonball Adderley's "Walk Tall". She ended the show with her signature song "Lucy's" which went down very well with the crowd which was in happy partying mood. This was another entertaining evening by a consummate artist.