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Mindi Abair's 'I Can't Wait For Christmas' Tour: Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster & Adam Hawley
Adding a fresh twist to one of smooth jazz’s most highly anticipated holiday traditions, #1 Billboard charting artist Mindi Abair is celebrating the 2022 season with three of the hottest, multi-talented genre artists (all #1 Billboard artists themselves) from the younger generation on her highly anticipated Mindi Abair’s “I Can’t Wait For Christmas” Tour featuring Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster and Adam Hawley.
For the influential saxophonist and singer/songwriter – a multi-genre powerhouse on the smooth jazz and blues charts for over 20 years - the month-long, 22-date cross country tour extends a popular Christmastime on the road tradition that began with her 2003 jaunt with Peter White and led to over 15 years of sold out holiday shows around the U.S. with White and Rick Braun. In 2007, the three collaborated on the Top 20 album A Peter White Christmas, which included her perennially popular vocal song (“I Can’t Wait For Christmas”) that Abair is naming this current tour after. She released the original version as a single in 2003.
“Growing up,” Abair adds, “I was a huge fan of those TV holiday specials that featured different guests all bringing their unique talents to create a great variety show. In those days, it was Bob Hope and Barbara Mandrell, and now artists like Kacey Musgraves and Michael Buble continue to make that happen. I feel the lineup for this tour could likewise bring that classic little bit of everything vibe to create a memorable show that gets people into the spirit of fun and connection – which, let’s face it, we all need after two years of the pandemic. I love Lindsey’s voice, the way she sings from the heart and the emotion she brings onstage. Adam is a ridiculously talented guitarist and producer, and has become one of smooth jazz’s coolest artists. And Vincent, who I toured with last year as part of Summer Horns, is the most talented guy you can imagine, playing all these instruments and even singing. So you never know what may happen!”