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Ann Mitchell: Bio

Ann Mitchell - Vocalist, leader

Ann Mitchell specializes in the rich vocals of the timeless classics that span the Jazz era from the 1930’s-1950’s with unbeatable energy and heart.  Her extensive list of appearances have included Corning Wine and Jazz Festival, New York State Fair in Syracuse, Rochester Strong Museum’s Making American Music series, Canandaigua Waterfront festival, News 10 NBC - Today Show, Rochester, NY and  Rochester’s Warm 101 Fm - Tony and Dee in the Morning.   
  
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Mitchell began singing as a freelance vocalist at the age of 16,  studying voice under Rita Lowe and earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre from SUNY Brockport.  After a successful run in a series of stage performances, Ann found her niche in  jazz performance as the vocalist for the former big band, Brass Menagerie 

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and later as the vocalist for Bob Ames & Co.  

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Ann’s creative passion has been influenced by the many memorable women vocalists such as Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald,  June Christy, Diane Schur, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Judy Garland, Doris Day and more.  In any occasion Ms. Mitchell continues to pass on that legacy that has been left by these amazing women through her performances.

Some of the musicians that Ann Mitchell has performed with are Michael Van Allen, Greg Turner, Andy Calabrese, David Spinner, John Nyerges,  David Pinto, and Bob Livingston.  Currently, she performs with her own prominent jazz act with John Palocy - keyboard; Bob DeRosa /Bernie Heveron - bass and Tony Hiler - drums.

MUSICIANS

John Palocy and Bernie Heveron

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Bob DeRosa

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ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS

Tony Hiler

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Bernie Heveron

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Michael Van Allen

pianist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael McNeill

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Tony Hiler and Bernie Heveron

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AMJ early days

Dick O'Connor, Bob DeRosa and Tom Cometa

Tony Hiler, Dave Pinto and Michael Van Allen

Paul Gaspar, Dave Pinto, Jingle Bells "JOY! Celebrate Upstate" Holiday CD

Bernie, Tony and John Nyerges - worked with me once!

Bob Livingston, Dave and Greg Turner, Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens

Tom Tosti, Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens

with Paul Britton - Spencerport Canal Days

with Paul - Brockport Art Fest

BOB AMES & CO.

[Drummer?] Joey Vacanti, Don Conezio and Bob Ames - we played an occasional mall gig


Dave F [Stone], Don, Joe and Bob - waiting to sing

Spencerport Canal Concert - Bob Livingston on drums, Vic Plati on Sax .. can't recall the bass player.

 

Formal event - my fav pic!

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BRASS MENAGERIE Big Band

Brass Menagerie playing for a Sibley's Christmas event. 

[Don't I look like a doll here?]

 

Premiere of ANNIE event.

 

Formal event at the George Eastman House


Mall event