In these short interviews I ask musicians and composers, from various backgrounds, the same three simple questions about music.
- Why do you have music in your life?
- How do you make music?
- What excites you musically right now?
I will be presenting these once a week over the next few months with local, national and international musicians and composers.
In this episode I’m talking to Perth-based pianistHarry Mitchell.
Harry Mitchell has performed with notable Jazz artists such as Vincent Gardner, Kate Ceberano, George Garzone, Vince Jones, Jamie Oehlers, Julien Wilson, Troy Roberts and Matt Jodrell. He has also performed with pop/rock artists Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones), Katy Steele (Little Birdy) and Damien Leith, as well as recording piano on the recent Hank Marvin album, Without a Word. In 2014 he won the Woss Scholarship (best recitalist) at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts for jazz studies, and in 2015 received first class Honours in jazz performance. In 2017 he was awarded Young Australian Jazz Musician of the year at the AUS Bell awards, as well as being awarded 2016-2017 WAM and 2017-2018 Jazz song of the year, and 2017/18, 2018/19 WAM Best Pianist. Harry has six studio albums to his name.