After multiple performances at the White House, the Kennedy Center and the United Nations, award-winning Eric Mintel brings his famous quartet to 9 Wallis for a very intimate holiday program featuring works of Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and some of Eric's most famous compositions.
You'll hear iconic Brubeck favorites like "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" plus Vince Guaraldi's classic music for the Peanuts specials, including "Linus and Lucy" and much more!
Don't miss your only chance to see the Eric Mintel Quartet at the most intimate, elegant listening room north of Boston.
Two performances at the White House by invitation of President's Bill Clinton (1998) and Barack Obama (2011), several concerts at the Kennedy Center, a special concert at the United Nations and countless accolades, the Eric Mintel Quartet have been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for over 25 years. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass and Dave Mohn drums. The EMQ is best known for their tribute to Dave Brubeck and performance of many Eric Mintel originals. The EMQ also has become a staple of the holidays with their highly successful "Charlie Brown Jazz" concerts delighting families across the country.
Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR, The Eric Mintel Quartet has opened for Dave Brubeck at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, appeared on the QVC television network and has been featured in many jazz and newspaper publications including Down Beat, Jazz Times, Hot House Jazz and Jazziz Magazines as well as New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Savannah Times, Baltimore Sun and others. Eric Mintel Quartet is also spreading their "Jazz Education" and "Entrepreneurship in Jazz" to colleges and Universities. Eric Mintel and Nelson Hill are Yamaha endorsed performing artists. Dave Mohn is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth and Bucks County Drum Co.
About 17 miles north of Boston, award-winning 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of nearby parking (see map).
In April 2017, after 4 years of presenting over a hundred shows at Beverly's Larcom Theatre (featuring Grammy-winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and platinum recording artist), gimmeLIVE's owners Peter and Vickie Van Ness, transformed 9 Wallis into the most intimate, elegant listening room north of Boston with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service offering fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring local distilleries and all-natural juices) and top-shelf spirits.
In August 2018, Peter and Vickie were presented with the Boston Blues Society's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for their work at 9 Wallis.
Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting.
There is plenty of nearby parking at 7 lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. Lots are 25 Cents/Hour (see map). Street parking is more. All parking is FREE after 8pm and on Sundays.