Robert Mitchell and Omar Puente

Robert Mitchell and Omar Puente

Pianist Robert Mitchell’s gift of ‘breathtaking delicacy and precision allied with one of the most fecund musical imaginations you’ll ever hear in action’ (vortexjazz.co.uk) shines in this collaboration with Cuban violinist Omar Puente’s feverish rhythmic energy. Drawing together elements of jazz, classical and Cuban music, Robert and Omar create an unprecedented sound for jazz. The pair have played together since 2003 and in 2006 recorded their critically acclaimed album Bridges.

Robert Mitchell (http://www.myspace.com/robertmitchellmusic)

Robert Mitchell is an award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and teacher. His most recent album The Greater Good, was winner of the Best Jazz Album 2009 at the Giles Peterson Worldwide Awards. He has worked alongside many musicians such as Steve Coleman, Courtney Pine, Greg Osby Norma Winston, Steve Willianson, Ty and DJ Pogo. His first international commission – REALM (Portrait for Left Hand Only) – was premiered by classical pianist Ivo De Greef in Lisbon, Portugal in 2008.

Omar Puente (http://www.myspace.com/omarpuentefiffe)

Omar Puente has been touring internationally as a musician since he graduated from Instituto Superior de Arte in his native Cuba. He has been living in the UK since 1998 where he has played alongside national and international jazz musicians such as Courtney Pine, Tito Puente, Ibraham Ferrer and Omara Portundo, as well as John Williams, Kirsty MacColl, Jools Holland and Eddie Palmieri and Latin artists such as Ruben Gonzales and the Afro Cuban Allstars.
Rich Mix

Rich Mix is a dynamic, cross-cultural arts and media centre in the heart of the East End of London. This vast former garment factory now houses a three-screen cinema; exhibition, events, education and work spaces; a café; a broadcasting centre for BBC London; recording and music training studios; and a 200-seater performance venue.

Rich Mix’s overall artistic aim is to have a holistic approach to art and culture drawing on the
wisdom and traditions found in the heritage of the local community, with particular reference to Black, Asian and Minority ethnic (BAME) and marginalised groups.

Rich Mix is steadily building its reputation for showcasing the finest jazz and world Music. This season’s highlights include performances by The Michael Janisch/ Peter Zimmer Quintet, Wallen, HKB FiNN and House of Holy Afro and a residency from Soweto Kinch and Friends.

For tickets please call the Rich Mix Box Office on 020 7613 7498 or visit www.viewtickets.co.uk

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