Pianist and Composer Eric Mintel has connected with audiences throughout the country and throughout the world with his unique style of jazz and originals compositions.
"As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom." Dave Brubeck
A Performance by invitation at the White House, several performances at the Kennedy Center, collaborations with syphony orchestra and choral groups, outreach to students in elementary schools, performances at jazz festivals, cultural centers and concert halls throughout the country and educating the public on the importance of jazz music in our culture. Energetic, lyrical, swinging and always entertaining, pianist and composer, Eric Mintel's music touches the soul. Eric Mintel is the leader of one of the finest straight ahead jazz quartet's in the country today, the Eric Mintel Quartet. The public has hailed Eric's passionate piano style, his attention to melody, his catchy original compositions and his use of classical elements within a performance.
The Eric Mintel Quartet are a professional touring jazz unit consisting of Eric Mintel on piano, Nelson Hill on alto sax, Dave Antonow on bass and Dave Mohn on drums.
Eric's fourth CD release, Hopscotch, made it into the top 100 jazz tracks of 2002 at WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia. Jazz icon, Dave Brubeck wrote the liner notes to the CD. WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia, WBGO 88.3 in Newark, NJ and many other jazz stations across the country are playing the Eric Mintel Quartet to positive reaction by the listening public.
The Eric Mintel Quartet's noted performances include: the White House, the Kennedy Center, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, XM Satellite Radio, QVC Television Network, JVC Jazz Festival, Savannah Jazz Festival, PIX11 Morning News New York City, Hartford Jazz Festival, Fox Woods Casino, NBC Television Morning show "10", The Tabernacle Concert Hall on Martha's Vineyard and many other prestigious venues across the country.
The Eric Mintel Quartet will have a feature story in the June 2009 issue of Down Beat Magazine.
The Eric Mintel Quartet are steadily on the rise as a voice for a new jazz age. Eric lives with his wife Darby and daughter Tess outside of Philadelphia in Feasterville, PA. Bookings can be directed to: 215-354-0557.