Live jazz, artists, venues and education in Leicester
Over 25 years entrenched in the art of music, Robert has recorded nine albums of his own projects, participated in many as a sideman and has performed in 40 countries. His current priorities include his trio Epiphany 3 with guest dancer Masumi Endo and special guest Julien Lourau, and solo performance - including his fascination with one-handed works, which led to a solo album and the 2013 Leftitude festival he created. A new solo album, recorded live, is on its way. Robert has also published poetry books. His latest collaborations include Julien Lourau’s band Groove Retrievers and the vocalist Alicia Olatuja.
His most recent engagement is as Musical Director for a revival/celebration of the BBC programme Jazz 625 - broadcast live from Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Robert led the house band, featuring special guests incl. Gregory Porter or Joshua Redman and Charlie Watts.
Robert Mitchell has also worked with young Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena, Soul and West-End star Shaun Escoffery, French sax innovator Stephane Payen, Cuban violinist Omar Puente, South African education, percussion and conflict resolution genius Eugene Skeef, and new free jazz/radical poetry group StaggerLee Wonders as well as Courtney Pine and Orphy Robinson, among others.
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