Jason Mingledorff is a Grammy Award®-winning musician and has been one of New Orleans’ most versatile and in-demand saxophonists for over 25 years. He’s toured extensively with internationally beloved bands such as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Clint Black, The New Mastersounds, Galactic, and Papa Grows Funk (subject of the award-winning full-length documentary Do U Want It?). His critically acclaimed brass band, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, won a Grammy Award in 2020 for Best Regional Roots Album (Atmosphere) and was featured in the seminal animated series The Simpsons.
Other artists that Jason has performed and/or recorded with include Dr. John (Grammy®-winning 2008 album The City That Care Forgot), Maceo Parker, Harry Connick, Jr, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, The Temptations, The O’Jays and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. A D’addario Woodwinds Artist since 2017, Jason has appeared on over 100 recordings and has been teaching jazz and saxophone at Loyola University of New Orleans since 2006.
Jason is excited to be releasing his debut solo album, Start It!, this summer, for which he hosts the record’s official release concert tonight, presenting the music from the new album, out on all platforms just last month. Copies of the new record will be available for purchase tonight as well.
Tonight, he presents the Jason Mingledorff Quintet, featuring: Jason Mingledorff - tenor saxophone Joe Ashlar - piano Brian Seeger - guitar Ed Wise - bass Doug Garrison - drums