East 15 Jazz Sessions returns with award winning composer and pianist Robert Mitchell, the concert was recorded Live at the end of last year during lockdown.
The concert will feature contemporary classical jazz and original poetry inspired by the rapid political change in the atmosphere in recent times. Robert Mitchell will be joined on stage by band members and the crème of the UK jazz scene. Tom Mason - Bass/Keys, Saleem Raman Drums and Zayn Mohammed Guitars.
Robert Mitchell is an award-winning pianist, composer, key player, arranger, bandleader, teacher, songwriter and poet. He has released 10 albums and is a Steinway Artist. Robert has made his mark on jazz scene over last 30 years, his outstanding inventive skills and is an impactful powerhouse. Whether performing in the solo context or with his ensemble, this composer/pianist's focus is on the highest ideals of the essence of jazz.
A powerful concert of contemporary jazz and spoken word not to be missed.
Roberts more recent project, he has release of a new album ‘The Rainbow Mountain/Can We Care’. Worked as MD on a BBC4 tribute to the great 60s TV show - Jazz 625 Live: For One Night Only (performing with Joshua Redman and Jacqui Dankworth and featuring Gregory Porter). It won Best Music Programme at the 2020 Broadcast Awards. He was among the group of nominees for the 2020 Hamlyn Award for Composition who all became recipients of the award due to the pandemic. As his reputation has consistently grown as one of the UK’s most serious and respected composer/pianists.