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Cover art for saxophonist Jason Mingledorff's jazz album "Start It!"

Debut Album Available NOW !

Nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in the 2023 Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards!

"Mingledorff’s versatility carries through on Start It!, [which] boasts nine originals coming from his creative pen. This talent as well as his ability to move in various directions on his horn has been realized throughout his career." - Offbeat Magazine

"A rock solid jazz album... Jason's range and volume control are outstanding. In particular, I dig the low end tenor riffs. I really enjoy listening to this album" -FunkCity.net, which named "Start It" one of the Best Albums of the 2023!

THE NEW ORLEANS NIGHTCRAWLERS ARE
NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER GRAMMY!

Jason will be going to the Grammy Awards in February to see if "Too Much to Hold", the album he co-produced, will win the Nightcrawlers another Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Album. 

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Jason Mingledorff is a Grammy winning musician and has been one of New Orleans’ most versatile and in-demand saxophonists for almost 30 years. While national audiences have enjoyed hearing Jason play with some of their favorite acts (including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Clint Black, The New Mastersounds, and The O’Jays), it is Jason’s almost 30 years of work with some of New Orleans’ most beloved artists (including Dr. John, Harry Connick, Jr., Papa Grows Funk, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Galactic, Irma Thomas, and Better Than Ezra) that has endeared him to fans throughout the world. 

 

His career has had some unforgettable moments – like appearing on The Simpsons, recording Maceo Parker’s last album, jamming with Philip Glass at Carnegie Hall, and playing flute with Elton John at his Oscar Party – but 2023 holds the promise of many more as Jason steps out for the first time as a bandleader with the release of his long-overdue debut album, Start It!.

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