Flutes Keyboards Hammond B3
Grammy Nomination Consideration 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 has been widely acclaimed. It's rare to experience such a passionate, soulful performer, as she mixes musical genres with grace and ease.
Mindy 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 rock, and later, jazz, funk, roots... 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, Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, The Phantom Blues Band, Dan Hicks, Narada Michael Walden, Yo-Yo Ma, as well as many others.
In 1977 Mindy Canter recorded a full length African Highlife record with Souleman E. Rowgie ( Sierra Leone, West Africa), playing keyboards and flute on all tracks.
Last year Mindy Canter released a single duet with Yo-Yo Ma entitled Give Us Peace.
Mindy Canter is on the Advisory Board of Keep Music Rockin' In Schools, an organization that supports music programs through mentoring, workshops, fundraising, and providing free instruments for students in school bands, jazz bands, and orchestras.
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