March 28, 2017
The acclaimed Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet returns to the Carole A. Carter Recital Hall at Georgia Southern University perform their tribute to Dave Brubeck on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the visiting artists series at the university.
Bucks County Pennsylvania’s own pianist and composer Eric Mintel leads the group, which has performed twice by invitation at the White House for President Bill Clinton (1998) and President Barack Obama (2011. The EMQ has also opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center, has performed several times at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington DC and recently had a special concert at the United Nations in New York City.
Mintel was also a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR and the quartet’s music is frequently heard on Sirius and XM radio.
The Eric Mintel Quartet will perform many originals by Mintel, songs by jazz legend Dave Brubeck and their own version of Paul Desmond’s Take Five. It promises to be an exciting night of music and fun for the entire family.
Joining Eric Mintel will be Nelson Hill on saxophone and flute, Dave Mohn on drums and Jack Hegyi on bass.
The Eric Mintel Quartet will also conduct a clinic and workshop on April 6 at the same recital hall where the performance will take place.
For more information, call Dr. Rick Mason at (912) 478-5222.