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Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers in a Concert Benefitting Music & Memory



As part of the 16th Annual Huskyshows summer concert series, powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, July 23rd at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane.  Their performance will benefit the nonprofit music & memory to help bring the healing power of music to those who are battling alzheimer’s in Sacramento.

Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers: In a career that spans seven solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Abair has made her mark on a broad stretch of the musical landscape that includes jazz, pop, rock, r&b, soul, funk and more. Abair has made scores of friends along the way and earned the respect of top-shelf artists representing every one of the aforementioned genres.

In addition to her acclaimed body of solo work that includes ten # 1 radio hits and close to half a million albums sold, Abair was the featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of american idol, jammed with Paul Shaffer on the late show with David Letterman and joined rock legends Aerosmith for their 2012 summer tour. In 2013, Abair received a Grammy nomination in the best pop instrumental album category for summer horns, a #1 recording featuring four of the most pre-eminent saxophonists in contemporary music.

Music & memory: Local music promoter Tom Huiskens, owner of Huskyshows, became aware of the mission of music & memory and was moved to donate some of the proceeds of this benefit concert to the nonprofit.

Music & memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.

They train nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using ipods and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.

By providing access and education, and by creating a network of music & memory certified elder care facilities, they aim to make this form of personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the health care industry.  All of the charitable proceeds will be utilized locally in Sacramento to help memory care residents regain a sense of identity and ease depression, pain, and isolation.

Tickets for the benefit concert are on sale at for $49-$69. More information on music & memory is available at




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