Smooth jazz saxophonist-vocalist Mindi Abair (pictured) will join adult-pop vocalist Josh Groban as a special guest when Groban heads out July 18 on his Summer 2004 tour. Abair will open for Groban in 11 cities starting in St. Louis. Abair will debut the music from, Come As You Are, her forthcoming new CD, at these performances.
Come As You Are is the follow-up to Abair’s breakthrough 2003 release, It Just Happens That Way. The new CD features Abair singing lead on three tracks, and also shows off her evolving sound, which blends elements of jazz, R&B and pop music. Come As You Are will be released on September 14, 2004.
Mindi Abair tour dates (opening for Josh Groban):
July 18 • Savvis Center • St. Louis, MO
July 20 • Kresge Auditorium • Interlochen, MI
July 22 • Darien Lake Six Flags PAC • Buffalo, NY
July 25 • Tweeter Waterfront Wachovia Center • Camden, NJ
July 27 • Tweeter Center • Boston, MA
July 28 • Saratoga Performing Arts Center • Saratoga Springs, NY
July 30 • Jones Beach • Wantagh, NY
July 31 • PNC Bank Arts Center • Holmdel, NJ
August 2 • Nissan Pavilion • Bristow, VA
August 4 • Post Gazette • Pittsburgh, PA
August 5 • Germaine Amphitheater • Columbus, OH