Souzi D. Wilson and the Cool Mints have had the pleasure of entertaining Adelaide audiences for over twenty years. With their unique style of jazz, rhythm & blues and funky grooves, they adapt to whatever the situation requires whether it’s a corporate meet and greet, a large festival or an intimate wedding.
The size of the band ranges from a small jazz trio for a quieter affair, to the full eight piece shebang including a three piece horn section depending on what is required.
Heading the band is songstress Souzi D. Wilson “When it comes to jazz the sweet warm style of Ella Fitgerald is what inspires me, and I truly enjoy the intimacy of a tender ballad, but sometimes I love nothing more than to fire up the pipes belt out some Aretha and James Brown! Ultimately, what really makes me happy is connecting with my audience, that is what it’s all about. The exchange that happens between the band, the music and the crowd where the magic of that mix makes something special happen, a transformation occurs where nothing else matters and you are totally in that moment, it’s bliss!”
MUSICIANS: Internationally acclaimed guitarist James Muller, Slinky Steve Wilson Guitar, Dave Macevoy Piano, Tim Bowen Double Bass, Larry Todd Drums, Gabriel (Gabbs) Chammah Tenor Sax, Robbie Chenoweth Trumpet.
CORPORATE CLIENTS: BHP Billiton, Cathay Pacific, Ferrier Hodgson, Liebherr, Adelaide Casino, Hyatt International, Hilton Int., Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide City Council, Next Generation Health and Lifestyle Clubs, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Yalumba Wines, Mt. Horrocks Wines, Cancer Council and many more.
PUBLIC EVENTS: Adelaide Jazz Festivals, Tour Down Under, Adelaide Cabaret Festival Kool Kat Club, Clare Gourmet Weekends, Barossa Vintage Festivals, Prospect Twilight Concert Series, Sea and Vines Festival, Unley Fair, Prospect Fair and many more.
PRIVATE ENGAGEMENTS: Weddings, Engagements, Birthday Parties, Christenings- yet to play at a bar mitzvah!