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15 - 24 November 2024


Robert Mitchell - Solo

Robert Mitchell - Solo

Sat 11 November 2023

Stage time / 8:00pm

Doors / 7:00pm

Celebrating the Jazz Clubs


Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ
The award-winning pianist/keyboard/poet player plays solo. A meeting of many worlds in the service of a singular voice. Acoustic, Electric (samples, drone), poetry, Classical, Jazz, Improv, left hand only, original pieces and those by some legends of music.

Robert Mitchell is one of the most significant voices in British jazz. Multi-faceted creator, pianist, keyboardist, composer, improviser, writer, poet and so much more. As Gilles Peterson put it “a very important, influential musician” and a relentless seeker and thinker, encompassing many art forms, musical genres and constantly pushing the envelope.

He has released 13 albums and will be narrating poetry from his second collection - ‘City Of Sanctuary’ (Common Tone Press). Robert is looking forward to this special show as its his first solo performance at Karamel. He will perform music from his previous solo albums, music by Geri Allen, Dave Holland, Federico Mompou, improv, left hand only originals, inside piano, and poetry.

Robert Mitchell is a throwback to the powerful tradition of artistic mastery in pursuit of transcendence. He is proud to have been a Steinway artist for over a decade. He was MD on the successful BBC4 television programme ‘Jazz 625 Live: For One Night Only’ which won the British Broadcasting Award. He has played with Billy Harper, Greg Osby, Courtney Pine CBE, Alicia Olatuja, Orphy Robinson, Steve Coleman, Omar Puente, Ernesto Simpson, Jason Rebello, Shirley Smart, Basement Jaxx, Dub Colossus, Daniel Casimir, 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 is Professor of Jazz Piano (Guildhall School Of Music And Drama) and Principal Piano Lecturer (Leeds Conservatoire).

“Robert Mitchell’s 'True Think' were absolutely incredible at Marsden Jazz Festival — searing musicianship and precisely declaimed poetry combined with a rich instrumental palette and impeccable ensemble playing, all punctuated by epic, euphoric improvisation. Life changing stuff" Barney Stevenson, Artistic Director, Marsden Jazz Festival 2022

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