Vocalist, Band 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: Jazz 90.1 LIVE On Air Concerts, KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, JazzBuffalo, Cabaret at Studio B, Corning Wine and Jazz Festival, The New York State Fair, Rochester Strong Museum’s Making American Music series, Canandaigua Waterfront festival, Fox Rochester’s Good Day Rochester, News 10 NBC - Today Show, Rochester’s Warm 101 FM - Tony and Dee in the Morning as well as numerous festivals, concerts and more.
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 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, Brass Menagerie Big Band and Bob Ames & Co.
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.
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