Eric Mintel Quartet
Monday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Eric Mintel Quartet (EMQ) has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying Jazz for years! Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill (sax/flute), Jack Hegyi (bass), and Dave Mohn (drums), The EMQ is best known for its tribute to Dave Brubeck and its performance of many Eric Mintel originals. Brubeck himself says, “As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, Jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom!”
Two performances at the White House by invitation of President’s Bill Clinton (1998) and Barack Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special concert at the United Nations and countless accolades, the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying Jazz for over 25 years. The EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many Eric Mintel originals. The EMQ also has become a staple of the holidays with their highly successful “Charlie Brown Jazz” concerts delighting families across the country. Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR. The Eric Mintel Quartet has opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, appeared on the QVC television network and has been featured in many jazz and newspaper publications including Down Beat, Jazz Times, Hot House Jazz and Jazziz Magazines as well as New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Savannah Times, Baltimore Sun, and others. Eric Mintel Quartet is also spreading their “Jazz Education” and “Entrepreneurship in Jazz” to colleges and Universities. Eric Mintel and Nelson Hill are Yamaha endorsed performing artists. Dave Mohn is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth and Bucks County Drum Co.