Mindi Abair's WINE AND JAZZ Pre-Show Pairing


Apr 7 Fri
Mindi Abair's WINE AND JAZZ Pre-Show Pairing4:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Apr 8 Sat
Mindi Abair's WINE AND JAZZ Pre-Show Pairing4:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
This event is 21 years and older

Hosted by Mindi Abair and wine expert Eric Guerra, you are invited to a private pre-show event  where you will be entertained and participate through a very special wine and music experience.
Pouring their company’s WINEandJAZZ.com fine wines, Eric will walk the group through an informative wine-by-wine “taste like a sommelier” master class, while Mindi then pairs each wine style with a live performance song.
Please expect 2-3 tastings.

Those persons with separate 6:30 or 9 PM show tickets will be asked to wait in line for show entry once this private wine tasting and music pairing event concludes.

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate live music club and restaurant where you may enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Seating is general admission for this event
  • Patrons with a ticket to one of the shows will not be seated early, and must be checked in at show door time with other show ticket holders.
  • No Babies
  • A ticket for this wine and music pairing is NOT a ticket to the 6:30 or 9 PM Show.
  • 6:30 & 9 PM Show tickets are sold separately.
* Policies are subject to change

Please contact our Box Office with any special needs or accommodation requests.
  • No refunds / cameras/ vaping/ smoking/ outside food or drink.
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com or 707.880.2300

Mindi Abair

She’ll Move You” – Keb’ Mo’
​“Forget You, Who’s Your Sax Player? ” – Steven Tyler on American Idol
​ “21st Century Sophistication, A Gritty, Raucous Spirit, And Exceptional Creative Imagination” –  
 One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists, two-time GRAMMY® nominee, Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess since her debut album in 1999.  No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music.  In 2014, Mindi received her first GRAMMY nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring the late Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg.
​You might know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol, sitting in with Paul Shaffer on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, or as the first solo saxophonist touring with Aerosmith since 1973. She has garnered twelve #1 radio hits in the jazz and blues world, two #1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album Chart and two #3 spots on the Billboard Blues Album Chart.  In 2018, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers won 8 Independent Blues Awards including Artist of the Year and Best Blues Song fan award for the Independent Music Awards for “Pretty Good For A Girl” featuring Joe Bonamassa.  In 2019, Mindi was nominated by the Blues Music Awards as the Best Instrumentalist: Horn and won the LA Critics Award for Best Holiday Album for All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues. 
​As creator, designer and owner, Mindi successfully launched Reserve Tastings Wine Company in 2019 as a lifestyle concept that brings together the worlds of wine + music through members-only exclusive wines paired with personally curated music playlists, label art and branded wine + music festivals.  www.reservetastings.com
Mindi wrote the book “How To Play Madison Square Garden – A Guide To Stage Performance,” created the website http://www.prettygoodforagirl.net to celebrate women, and has served almost 10 years as an LA Chapter Governor, President and National Trustee for The Recording Academy. 
Mindi has toured and/or recorded with: Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa, Smokey Robinson, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Gregg Allman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Fantastic Negrito, Waddy Wachtel, Bobby Rush, Keb’ Mo’, Teena Marie, Lee Ritenour, Adam Sandler, Duran Duran, Bill Champlin, Richard Elliott, Jimmy Webb, Max Weinberg, Dave Koz, Peter White, Gerald Albright, Mandy Moore, Lalah Hathaway and the Backstreet Boys.