Mindy Canter

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Mindy Canter

Mindy Canter learned to read music before she could read words. She began playing piano at the age of 4, and added the flute at the age of 9. Although classically trained, her earliest creative influences were blues and jazz, and later soul, funk, roots, rock n roll...and anything else she could wrap her flute or keyboards around.

Mindy Canter credits

At age 19 Mindy Canter performed with Albert King and over the years with Michael Bloomfield, Boz Scaggs, Nick Gravenites, It's A Beautiful Day, Dan Hicks, Ray Obiedo, and Grammy winner Terrence Simien, among many others. In 1977 this San Francisco Jazz Performer recorded a full length African Highlife record with Souleman E. Rowgie (world famous singer/songwriter from Sierra Leone, West Africa), playing keyboards and flute on all tracks.

Last year Mindy Canter released a single duet with Yo-Yo Ma entitled Dona Nobis Pacem (Give Us Peace). It is her desire to collaborate, perform, and record with many top notch performing artists in the coming future.

Mindy Canter styles

Mindy Canter's ability to play many styles and articulate with genuine mastery is the cornerstone of her appeal. Her blend of blues, jazz, funk, and soul is rhythmically infectious and has been widely acclaimed. It is really a treat to experience such a passionate, soulful performer, as she mixes musical genres with grace and ease. The listener can immediately hear the joy and love in her playing no matter the genre being presented.

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Country United States
City San Francisco
State/Province California
Performer Type Musical Act
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4 responses to “Mindy Canter”

  1. Tom Wright says:

    “Classically trained, world class blues fusion. Killer.”………Tom Wright

  2. Dann Zinn says:

    “[She] has a beautiful sound, great energy, and a soulful feel”……Dann Zinn

  3. Bianca Velishek says:

    “[She] is a “must have” for our events. Remarkable! Exceptional!”….Bianca Velishek, The Cancer Society

  4. Sheila Ash says:

    “[She] has performed for many of our events. Superlative!”…Sheila Ash, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society

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