Robert Mitchell

Profile

Robert Mitchell has forged a formidable reputation in the UK and Europe as a hugely resourceful pianist, composer, and improviser. He has released 8 albums. His latest is a new album of solo left hand only piano music, titled ‘The Glimpse’ (WR 4630) launching in FEB 2013 worldwide through Whirlwind Recordings, with a live launch party at the very first Leftitude Festival in London. Robert has created this unique festival of left hand only solo piano music, and will also be embarking on an extensive 21-date tour to promote the album.

Other releases include his critically acclaimed band Panacea, solo, duo, and trio projects, on diverse labels such as Edition, Dune, 33Jazz , 3io Records, and F-ire.

He studied with Milada Robertson, and later Norman Beedie (Guildhall), and at City Uni. He has proudly been a Steinway Artist since 2009, and has toured in over 30 countries with his and a variety of other projects. He is embarking on his first solo piano tour of the UK. (generously supported by Jazz Services / Arts Council of England, and PRS For Music Foundation. Robert has performed with many international, and world leading names in the fields of Jazz, Improvised, Hip Hop,Dance, and Latin music. These include: Norma Winstone, Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, Steve Williamson, Courtney Pine, Django Bates, Ty, Soweto Kinch, Jose James, Kaidi Tatham, Marlena Shaw, Dan Stern, Empirical, Eska, David Lyttle, Quite Sane, J-Life, Jazz Warriors and many more. Robert currently leads Panacea, performs solo, and also in a new duo with vocal phenom Jhelisa, seminal Cuban drummer/ percussionist Ernesto Simpson, heavyweight fusion/world outfit Usonic, AACM member Matana Roberts, Cuban violin giant Omar Puente, and the brilliant vibraphonist Corey Mwamba. Robert works with the amazing US organisation – Outward Visions (Marty Khan).