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Mindy Canter -
Grammy Nomination Considerations for:
"Fluteus Maximus, One Session, One Take"
"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 widely acclaimed. It's rare to experience such a passionate, soulful performer, as she mixes musical genres with grace and ease.
Although classically trained, Mindy's earliest creative influences were Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Roots... and anything else she could wrap her flute or keyboards around.
Mindy Canter performed with Albert King, Taj Mahal, Boz Scaggs, Dan Hicks, Yo-Yo Ma, Los Lobos, Narada Michael Walden, Michael Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, The Phantom Blues Band, among many others.
In 1977 Mindy Canter recorded "Mother Africa", an African Highlife record with Souleman E. Rowgie (world-treasured artist from Sierra Leone, West Africa), playing keyboards and flute on all tracks.
Last year, Mindy Canter released a duet with Yo-Yo Ma entitled "Give Us Peace".
Mindy Canter is on the Advisory Board of Keep Music Rockin' In Schools, an organization supporting music programs through mentoring, workshops, fundraising, and providing free instruments and instruction for students.
Mindy is also a mentor and advisor for PB and Jamm, an organization that brings mentors, advocacy, and inspiration to inner city kids.
"An original...one of a kind"......Jef Labes (Van Morrison)
"Classically trained, World class blues fusion. Killer!"....Tom Wright