Ann Mitchell trio

Saturday, August 24, 2024 - 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Peace Garden

Ann Mitchell Jazz Trio - featuring John Gabriele and Dave Arenius Ann Mitchell has been hailed as one of Upstate New York’s musical “gems” as well as a new found hidden “treasure” for those who happen to meet and hear her for the very first time. She has been delighting audiences for many years with her vast repertoire and amazing vocals that feature timeless classics spanning the Jazz era from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. Ann’s great focus has been to preserve and share these wonderful songs recorded by artists such as Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London and Judy Garland – through her own love and appreciation of these masters in their genre. Her interpretation and representation of these artists’ music are an inspiration to listeners of all ages and musical tastes.

"Your singing is top of the line ... I love the Miss Peggy Lee songs you sang." Emilio Palame, Accompanist/Conductor for legendary Miss Peggy Lee

"If you haven’t heard Ann perform before, you’re in for a real treat! Her song selection and style will take you back to a time when jazz stylists were famous. You won’t believe your ear.” Mark Friga, Friga Financial.

“Words can't begin to describe the utter joy of hearing this lady sing. Today's performance was at the Cabaret in Albion, and to hear the Judy Garland songbook sung with such conviction, touched my heart.”

Ann Mitchell attended SUNY Brockport, earning her degree in Theatre. Upon Graduation, she found her niche in jazz performance as the vocalist for the former bands, Brass Menagerie Big Band and Bob Ames & Co. Ann formed her own combo to focus her performance on the rich vocals of the Jazz era’s timeless classics. Mitchell, is also a versatile creator/performer of specialized shows: A Tribute to Peggy Lee; JUDY! A Song Is Born; The Fabulous Females of the 40’s/50’s; Songs of Burt Bacharach - Remembering the chart hits of a POP legend.

Mitchell’s list of appearances have included: Jazz 90.1 LIVE On Air Concerts, and in person events, The Cabaret at Studio B, KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, JazzBuffalo, Wegmans, Rochester Regional Health, The New York State Fair, Fox Rochester’s Good Day Rochester, News 10 NBC, countless festivals, concerts and private events. Pianist John Gabriele has been a teacher and musician in the Rochester area for four decades. Until his retirement, John taught at Rochester’s School of the Arts, where he conducted an award-winning choir, and wrote several texts for piano and music theory that are in use today. He has played hundreds of gigs in venues all around the northeast as a soloist, accompanist, and band member.

Rochester native Dave Arenius has spent over 50 years accompanying a host of musicians: Singers Michelle Hendricks and Marie Calloway; Blues artists Mat "Guitar "Murphy, Mose Allison and "Wailing " Dave Robinson; Jazz artists Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis and Harold Ousley; Avant garde musicians Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, Cooper-Moore and Roscoe Mitchell . Ann Mitchell has recently released her first studio album, Ann Mitchell: “Again…for the first time.” Albums are available at or in person.