Corey Mwamba


Robert Mitchell

Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU, England

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Robert Mitchell is one of the most significant voices in British jazz – a pianist, keyboardist, composer, teacher, writer, poet and so much more. He is a relentless seeker and thinker, encompassing many art forms, musical genres and constantly pushing the envelope. He leads the groups TRUE THINK, Epiphany 3 and Panacea.

Robert will play a varied programme of pieces for one and two hands including his own compositions and music by Geri Allen, Mompou, and Ponce - alongside some new poetry.

Robert Mitchell is proud to have been a Steinway artist since 2009. He was MD on the successful BBC4 television programme ‘Jazz 625 Live: For One Night Only’ which won the British Broadcasting Award in 2020. He has played with Billy Harper, Greg Osby, Courtney Pine CBE, Alicia Olatuja, Orphy Robinson, Steve Coleman, Phil Ranelin, Omar Puente, Ernesto Simpson, Daymé Arocena, Jason Rebello, Shirley Smart, Dr. Corey Mwamba, Basement Jaxx, Dub Colossus, Daniel Casimir, Joshua Redman, Jacqui Dankworth MBE, and many others. Robert Mitchell’s works have been performed by the Grammy-winning Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and the London Sinfonietta, amongst others. He is a sought-for composer and known as an innovator with a distinct, unique voice. Robert was featured artist in a 6 part series called 'Jazz Meets Classical' broadcast Jan/Feb 2022 jointly on a debut Jazz FM/Scala collaboration. He is an ambassador for the FAC and Piano Restorations and is a piano professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and piano lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire. Robert is currently touring his band True Think and has the debut release from The Flame (Neil Charles, Mark Sanders) forthcoming on 577 Records.

‘The astonishing Robert Mitchell, familiar as the pianist and MD for the recent ‘BBC Four celebrates Jazz 625 For One Night Only’, took the keyboard apart in every sense of the word. He uses both hands and sometimes cross-hands with equal force to build solos of unbelievable depth and complexity. Urged on by his fellow players and the awe-struck audience, his playing became ever more audacious as the evening progressed.’

'There are two poems by Mr. Mitchell included in the liner notes, both of which show him to be a wonderfully thoughtful, articulate and probing poet of the highest order.' Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG NYC