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Bucks County’s Jazz Ambassador’s Eric Mintel lands new Jazz TV Talk show!

Bucks County’s Jazz Ambassador’s Eric Mintel lands new Jazz TV Talk show!

Bucks County’s Pennsylvania’s own, pianist and composer Eric Mintel has just landed the opportunity of a lifetime and a personal mission he has led for the past 25 years as bandleader of the Eric Mintel Quartet. In January Mintel will host his own TV show called Talking Jazz with Eric Mintel. The show will be taped ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Pianist Eric Mintel And His Quartet

Jazz Bridge Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Pianist Eric Mintel And His Quartet

Jazz Bridge Third Thursday Concert Series in Willingboro, NJ presents pianist Eric Mintel and his Quartet at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, January 15. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Pianist/composer/bandleader/recording artist Eric Mintel—one of the foremost exponents of the music of Dave Brubeck—was ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eric Mintel Quartet At The Deer Head Inn 10/13

Eric Mintel Quartet At The Deer Head Inn 10/13

Join Eric Mintel and his Quartet at the Deer Head Inn Saturday October 13th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm and help them celebrate their new release Just Around the Corner. Call the Deer Head for reservations 570-424-2000 The band will play music from Just Around the Corner as well as music from previously releases including the Tribute ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eric Mintel: Ground Breaker

Read "Ground Breaker" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The title of a record may be misleading, and even when it promises more than it delivers, it doesn't necessarily mean that the music is of poor quality. Eric Mintel's Ground Breaker does no such thing but it is a solid, well above average effort in the post bop tradition. The original tunes are all complex, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tom Warner: Honoring the Legacy

Read "Tom Warner: Honoring the Legacy" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Tom Warner recently replaced Mervon Mehta as vice-president of programming for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, when the latter took the head position at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Among his eclectic musical tastes, the accessible, warm and articulate Warner has a strong interest in jazz.

Take Five With Eric Mintel

Read "Take Five With Eric Mintel" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Eric Mintel: Eric Mintel and the Eric Mintel Quartet have cultivated a distinctive style in jazz, combining an exciting and delicate lyrical sense with a powerful and dramatic musical force. Going beyond the traditional forms and standard techniques of American jazz, this quartet is changing the landscape of jazz and broadening its audience.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eric Mintel Quartet Presents the Music of Vince Guaraldi at the Hayes Center in Blowing Rock, NC

Eric Mintel Quartet Presents the Music of Vince Guaraldi at the Hayes Center in Blowing Rock, NC

Pianist and composer Vince Guaraldi has never been given the credit that he deserves for introducing an entire generation of music lovers to the joys of jazz music. Jazz purists probably hate to think about the huge number of listeners who first got hooked on jazz while watching Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy dancing merrily ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Jazz Pianist and Composer Eric Mintel Becomes Yamaha Artist

Jazz Pianist and Composer Eric Mintel Becomes Yamaha Artist

As of October 22, 2007 pianist and composer, Eric Mintel, has achieved status as a “Yamaha Artist" endorsing Yamaha acoustic pianos and Yamaha keyboards. This is very prestigious honor given to very few artists. “As most people know I've been working steadily for the last 15 plus years of bringing more jazz to a general public ...

ARTICLE: MEGAPHONE

Eric Mintel: The Way of Jazz

Read "Eric Mintel: The Way of Jazz" reviewed by Eric Mintel

For the past ten years I have led my quartet with many great performing opportunities. I've been playing the piano practically from the time I could crawl. My parents could always find me sitting at the piano and making up my own melodies. Composing came very early in life. Now at age 36, I ...

Eric Mintel Quartet: Hopscotch

Read "Hopscotch" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Eric Mintel's 4th album features the leader/pianist's compositions except for Dave Brubeck's 1968 penned rarely recorded “Forty Days" and the Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol classic “Caravan". Brubeck's work is an interesting one. It's from a religious oratorio “The Light in the Wilderness". Mintel and group capture the religious intensity of the piece as Neil Wetzel plays with ...


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