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Biography of Robert Mitchell

Piano, Keyboards, Composer, Lyricist, teacher

Projects: Robert Mitchell's Panacea (4-6piece song band, Robert Mitchell & Omar Puente (piano+Violin duo, Robert Mitchell 3io (pno,bass,dr trio), Robert Mitchell and Julian Siegel (piano+Sax duo), Solo (Equinox), Robert Mitchell and Corey Mwamba duo (piano+vibes)

Robert Mitchell has been twice individually nominated for the BBC Jazz Awards (Best Newcomer,and Best New Work), winning once as part of the F-ire Collective (Innovation 2004).He has won National and Inernational awards with the groups Quite Sane and J-Life. He has performed in over 70 different projects - with names like Steve Coleman, Norma Winstone, Courtney Pine, Vaughn Hawthorne-Nelson, I.G.Culture,Greg Osby, The Roots, Steve Williamson, The Jazz Warriors, Keith Waithe, Ty, Sillhouette Brown, Shorter Stories, Ntoumos and Omar Puente. He has performed in 30+ countries and has taken part in more than 20 recordings (in the UK, USA, Belgium,Germany),and 18 tours. He has taken part in a feature film (The Cats Miaow dir. Peter Bogdanovich). As part of a duo project with Cuban violinist Omar Puente - a TV programme was made about the pair in Cuba - featuring a performance in the Havana Jazz Fest (A Todo Jazz 2005). Their debut Cd BRIDGES (F-ire CD16) came out on 27 Nov 2006 . Robert's band PANACEA recently did a BBC Radio1 Session for Gilles Peterson, and performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival (July 2006 - Rotterdam). Their 2nd cd TRUST was released in 2005 to fantastic reviews.Robert Mitchell's Panacea was also nominated in the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards (for best live session). Robert has been previously commissioned by the Jerwood Trust/BBC and Nuance (an ongoing collaboration between Panacea and RPO orchestral musicians - performing soon), as well as Nitro/ROH (a proto opera project).
His education work has included projects at WAC,City Uni,Middlesex Uni,and the Royal Academy Of Music (Jazz course - as solo,ensemble teacher,and examiner).
He is working with US vocalist Jhelisa Anderson- in both the electric band and Nina Simone Project. A duo is to follow soon. He also plays and records soon with Omar Puente's Cubania (Brecon Jazz Fest - 2006).

www.robertmitchellmusic.co.uk
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