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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 Rochester's Jazz 90.1, 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, 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. , Ann found her niche in jazz performance as the vocalist for the former big band, Brass Menagerie and later as the lead vocalist for Bob Ames & Co.
Some of the musicians that have performed with Ann include: Greg Turner, Andy Calabrese, John Nyerges, Michael McNeill, David Pinto,Bob Livingston and Buffalo Guitarist, Frank Gerard.
Currently, she performs with her own prominent jazz act, featuring equally-esteemed musicians - Michael VanAllen on piano, Bernie Heveron [or Bob DeRosa] - bass and Tony Hiler - drums. These amazing musicians effortlessly wind accompaniment around the lyrics, giving every song its own distinct flavor.
Ann’s creative passion has been influenced by the many memorable women vocalists such as Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, Diane Schuur, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Nancy Wilson ...the list goes on. In any occasion Ms. Mitchell continues to pass on that legacy that has been left by these amazing women through her performances.