“Wisely wry…a refreshing mix of the real and romantic.” Jazzwise Magazine
“Her skill as a songwriter and honesty as a performer shine through on April Song.” Mercury Prize Recommends
“Especially talented” The Daily Telegraph
“Fresh sounding and free from cliche… Sara is left to her own special devices and nails a good melody everytime.” Blues and Soul Magazine
“When I heard the album, I immediately became a fan of her voice… Absolutely brilliant.” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
Sara Mitra is a jazz singer, songwriter and bandleader.
Mitra’s debut album ‘April Song’ is a collection of original songs, folk tunes and jazz standards, produced by Ben Lamdin (aka Nostalgia 77). Featuring performances from BBC Jazz Award winners James Allsopp and Tim Giles, and arrangements from composer Riaan Vosloo, ‘April Song’ was launched at The Vortex Jazz Club and has garnered considerable critical acclaim since its release, with tracks played across Jazz FM, BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 6Music. One particular champion has been Jamie Cullum, with ‘April Song’ named as one of his Albums of the Year 2010, leading to Mitra’s live Maida Vale session for Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, with tracks from the session broadcast across the BBC network internationally.
Sara Mitra has performed across the UK and Europe as a soloist and bandleader, including dates at Glastonbury Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, gigs in Paris, Sicily, Estonia, Spain, and an international live broadcast for FIP Radio Paris.
The album ‘April Song’ is currently available to buy as digital download, CD and limited edition vinyl on the independent jazz label Impossible Ark Records.