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Newham Acoustic: Robert Mitchell

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Man playing the piano

Experience a week of classical, jazz and folk music with Newham Music and BTL Jazz.

From 17-21 June, enjoy a series of free concerts at Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City, at 1-1.45pm and 4-4.45pm daily.

Bring your lunch or a coffee and drop in – no booking required.


Robert Mitchell – solo Acoustic piano

The award-winning pianist/keyboard/poet player plays solo piano. A meeting of many worlds in the service of a singular voice. Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Improv, left hand only, poetry, original pieces and those by some legends of music.


About Robert Mitchell

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). 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), Mentor at Black Lives In Music, YMM, and Artist-In-Residence at Morley College.


His next album – Towards The Flame (Vol.2) from improv trio The Flame (with Mark Sanders and Olie Brice) is launched in July:

Towards The Flame, Vol. 2, by The Flame (Robert Mitchell, Neil Charles, Mark Sanders)

“Robert Mitchell is one of Britain’s finest and most versatile pianist-composer-improvisors”
The Wire Magazine


June 19
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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