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Eric Mintel Quartet
Pianist and composer Eric Mintel was born on October 8, 1967. As early as age three he could be found sitting at the piano creating his own melodies. Music, especially classical and jazz, was always part of the Mintel household. In 1982 when his piano teacher was trying to teach Eric the basics, Eric was already playing compositions like Blue Rondo a la Turk, Take Five and other demanding pieces. Eric graduated from Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA in 1985
In 1993 he formed the Eric Mintel Quartet. Additionally a composer of orchestral and choral music, Eric performs his composition "Millennium Suite" (for orchestra and jazz quartet) with various symphonies throughout the country incorporating jazz and classical music. The quartet's choral concerts feature the rarely heard sacred choral music of Duke Ellington performed with various choirs throughout the country combining jazz and choral music. Eric has performed at the White House for President Clinton in 1998, Eric has been interviewed and featured in Down Beat Jazz Magazine, in June 2005 Eric was the featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR and recently the quartet opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. In November 2005, Eric released a 3 CD Boxed set of his jazz on the QVC Television network. In June 2006, the Eric Mintel Quartet was invited to XM Satellite Radio's World Headquarters' in Washington, DC to perform in XM's Live Performance Theater. The quartet's one hour show aired to the XM Nation on August 12, 2006 on Real Jazz XM 70. In August 2010 the quartet performed at the United Nations in a private concert for UNESCO Chief of Operations, Eric Falt. Their performance captivated the audience and resulted in conversations on bringing the Eric Mintel Quartet to France for jazz educational programs. On December 14th, 2011, Eric Mintel and The Eric Mintel Quartet had the distinct honor of performing once again at the White House..this time for the Obama's. Their music set the tone for the evening and resulted in a meeting with the President and First Lady. The Eric Mintel Quartet members are Nelson Hill alto sax, flute and soprano sax, Jack Hegyi on upright and electric bass, Dave Mohn on drums and Eric Mintel at the piano. With over ten concerts at the Kennedy Center and Eric's willingness to bring jazz to different regions this exciting performer continues to connect and communicate with audiences of all ages throughout the country and the world.

Eric Mintel and Nelson Hill are Yamaha endorsed Artist's. Dave Mohn is endorsed by Sabian cymbals and the Vic Firth educational team.

Band Members

Eric Mintel piano
Nelson Hill alto sax
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