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Robert Mitchell is one to never musically sit still! Celebrating his work we’re thrilled to share the news of his upcoming musical professional explorations, announcing his Artist-in-Residence at Morley College, his appearance at a new upcoming new radio show Round Midnight, and his live events with new music coming soon. Read below to find out more!


Morley College’s Jazz Series is back! Curated by Flavio Li Vigni and newly announced Artist-In-Residence Robert Mitchell.


Robert Mitchell is the new Artist-In-Residence at Morley College (2024/25). He will be creating and educating across several projects over the year and has co-curated a Jazz/Music Series with Director Of Jazz Flavio Li Vigni.


This promises to be an exciting series starting with:


Friday 3 May 2024 7:30pm

Double Concert: Zayn Mohammed and Shirley Smart Trio


Zayn Mohammed’s “Progressive Sounds of The Heart” – A melodic and harmonic exploration of both the ancient and the modern via a multitude of strings including, guitar, Ud and Rebab.

Shirley Smart’s trio draws on a rich tapestry of musical influences drawn from 10 years spent living in Jerusalem in the overlapping worlds of North African, Arabic, Balkan music and jazz.





Friday 10 May 2024 7:30pm

Double Concert: Maya Keys Solo Flute and Robert Mitchell’s True Think


Maya Keys performs two contemporary pieces based on a Native American god Kokopelli by the Hopi tribe (United States) and another contemporary piece based on Japanese flute motifs with a familiar appearance by Bach’s Partita in la minor for solo flute, come take a journey through time and space!

Newly-appointed artist-in-residence Robert Mitchell’s True Think is a multi-generational, multi-cultural reflection of several periods of the pianist’s journey. They perform the music from their new recording encompassing powerful songs of protest, love and peace blending electronic, jazz, RnB, spoken word, film and folk.






Friday 17 May 2024 7:30PM

Georgia Mancio Trio


Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is a supreme storyteller, creating work of authenticity, adventure, beauty and bite. Whether interpreting her own luminous originals or  standards, Georgia’s evoking performances connect deeply with her audiences and linger long in the mind.





In line with this exciting series is launching the first interview podcast of Robert’s residency – check it out here:


Jazz at Morley – Ep15





Robert is also a featured guest on Soweto Kinch’s new show Round Midnight – on 29+30 Apr, and 1+2 May ahead of the concert series. Robert currently is a Professor of Jazz Piano at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama, a mentor at Black Lives in Music, teacher at YMM and is a Steinway Artist.


His next release is The Flame: Towards The Flame Vol2 (577 Records) which is released in Jun/Jul




The album launches at Cafe Oto on 25 July https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/the-flame-2024/

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