Click here to read Sara Mitra interview by David Hennessy, The Irish World, 11th April 2015.
“Born to an Irish mother and Bengali Hindu father, Sara Mitra has a diverse heritage and range of influences. Combining folk, jazz and country, Sara saw her 2010 debut album April Song critically acclaimed and gain the support of major radio outlets, including BBC Radio 2 where Jamie Cullum is a massive fan. The music has also been successful internationally with responses in Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and USA to name a few. The album included Sara’s version of Black is the Colour and Sara tells us the follow-up which is set to be released next month, Losing You that includes her take on She Moves Through the Fair, has an Irish flavour running through it….” Click here to read more.
Sara Mitra Jamie/Cullum BBC Radio 2 interview 2014 clip now available.
“A wonderful UK singer who really has a very individual sound and a great choice of repertoire as well… I’ve been playing her on the show a lot, (I) really love her versions of standards and her original tunes as well. The music she has been creating with Nostalgia 77 over the past few years is some of my favourite British vocal jazz of recent times” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
(kind thanks to David Gardiner for posting).
4 weeks left to listen to Sara’s interview with Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2. Topics range from Alice Coltrane to Leonard Cohen to caring for babies mid-recording. Click here for more details.
Tuesday 30th July 2013 7pm onwards, Colourful Radio presented by Dom Servini
Sara Mitra (vox, guitar, loops) plus Rob Updegraff (electric guitar) playing new originals and old favourites for Dom Servini’s cult Tuesday evening jazz and soul programme for the London DAB station.
Sara Mitra/Alice Russell/Emily Wright interview in The Daily Telegraph, 04/08/11.
“Three especially talented names among this new wave of jazz singers will be at this year’s Brecon Jazz Festival.
Alice Russell, the most senior of them, has one of those deep, bluesy-soulful voices that we always thought only Americans could produce. She’s just released a new album, Pot of Gold. Sara Mitra and Emily Wright have both recently released debut albums, Mitra with her own band, Wright with guitarist Jon Hyde. In their different ways they strike a quieter, more intimate note. All three perform their own songs, as well as standards.
The results are terrific.” Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph
Sara Mitra interview with Nick Dines for Essex Life Magazine, April 2011.
Sara Mitra Essex Life interview April 2011
Sara Mitra Maida Vale session – live versions of ‘Baby and Me’, ‘Going Home Alone’ plus interview. Broadcast on Jamie Cullum show, BBC Radio 2, 12/04/11. To listen on iplayer click here (about 33 minutes in). For listening once the show is archived and unavailable on iplayer, please click here:
(Many thanks to David Gardiner for hosting this clip).
“Someone we really like on this show, a wonderful singer.”
“When I heard the album, I immediately became a fan of her voice…. Absolutely brilliant.” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2.
Sara Mitra Maida Vale session on tonight’s Jamie Cullum Show, BBC Radio 2, 1900-2000, 12/04/12. Listen at 88-91 FM or via DAB radio.
Sara Mitra Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullum show, BBC Radio 2, to be broadcast Tuesday 12th April 2011, 1900-2000. Click here for more details.
Featuring musicians James Allsopp, Fulvio Sigurta, Ross Stanley, Riaan Vosloo, Tim Giles.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Sara Mitra interview with Sue Marchant, on the Sue Marchant programme 21/02/11, broadcast across the eastern counties. Featured track: ‘I Will Stay With You’ from the album ‘April Song’. Click here to listen in BBC iplayer online (about 15 minutes in).
“Very, very different, Very good.” Sue Marchant, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire