Mindy Canter and The A List, comprised of top, professional, Bay Area musicians, is the perfect ensemble for small to large events. The A List provides a range of services from elegant background music (acoustic jazz/blues duo or trio) to the full band delivering full-tilt, feel good dance music.
Grammy nominated, The A List guarantees your event's performance to be truly special and a remarkable experience!
The A List will work with your budget, volume and space limitations and can customize their performance to fit your event.
SFjazz, Yoshi's, Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater, Music Hall, The Fenix, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz, Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, People in Plazas Concert Series, Delta Blues Festival, Biscuits and Blues, Polk Street Blues Festival, Mark Hopkins Hotel, The Redwood Room, The Uptown, George's Night Club, Mill Valley Film Festival, Throckmorton Theater, San Francisco Yacht Club, Sausalito Yacht Club, Presideo Yacht Club, The Trident, Ondine, Minneapolis Convention Center, et al, as well as many corporate events, private events, parties, weddings, wineries, art galleries, and clubs.
EJAZZ NEWS REVIEW:
Mindy Canter and The A List melds a mixture of original, well known, and obscure jazz choices that work well as a calling card for any audience looking to enjoy jazz with a bit of bluesy overtone. A good old fashioned romp in the listenable and enjoyable lane. Canter truly got the memo that music is supposed to bring joy to others. In a world where anger, aggression and scandal are a part of our daily news, turn you dial over to the Canter channel and soak in the good vibes.
Brad Bennett - Soundstage:
When I was in college, Herbie Mann was a big part of the music scene. His version of Memphis blues crossed boundaries to successfully mix soul, pop, and jazz, and just about everyone could enjoy it. When I played this new album by flutist Mindy Canter, it popped the cork on a lot of happy memories. Though classically trained, Canter visits the same eclectic mix that Mann pursued. In fact, she plays some tunes closely associated with Mann, such as "Do It Again" and "Watermelon Man." A virtuoso herself, Canter has a backing group that grooves right along with her, heart and soul.
Flutist Mindy Canter charms, soothes, and absorbs the listener in sweet melodic sounds. Her third recording Fluteus Maximus is a selection of original tunes and covers that bring out the beautiful curves of the flute's chordal forms permeating a heavenly sonorous. Produced by Canter, Fluteus Maximus is a timeless piece that inspires serenity in the soul.
Chris Spector: Record Review
MINDY CANTER/Fluteus Maximus: From black jazz in church basements to duets with Yo Yo Ma, this flutatious lady has done it all. This set finds her going face to face with spontaneity as the whole thing was recorded in one take over four hours, old school style as the church basement black jazz opening track attests. Heartfelt funky stuff that takes you from "Over the Rainbow" to "16 Tons" while tipping the cap to Herbie Mann and more. You know a lot of the songs and probably haven't had such a good time with this kind of stuff since before disco crept into everything. Clearly one funky good time.
Mindy Canter is reviewed by The Borderland
Mindy Canter - Fluteus Maximus Flautist Mindy Canter is a musician who enjoys pushing the boundaries of her instrument and music. Over her varied career she has worked with Albert King, Michael Bloomfield, Boz Scaggs, It's A Beautiful Day and Yo Yo Ma as well as many other international treasures. A rich mixture of jazz, blues, soul and r'n'b, and perhaps a little rock and roll too for seasoning, is full of good vibes and happy moments. Mindy Canter takes me back to the 70s when jazz flautist Herbie Mann was also mixing musical genres to great success. She has great charm, good humour and unassuming but impressive musicality.