Sara Mitra 6tet review in Venue magazine

Brecon Jazz Festival Review in Venue magazine, by Tony Benjamin

“…the first ‘discovery’ of the weekend; vocalist Sara Mitra appearing over in the Market Hall with pretty much the whole of Nostalgia 77 behind her. Presenting with all the charming stagecraft of a classic jazz singer, her chirpily delivered ‘love’ songs are actually barbed and cynically realistic cautionary tales bursting with musical ebullience. It’s a bitter-sweet cocktail made compelling by her superb voice and the band’s shimmering presence” Tony Benjamin, Venue Magazine.

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Brecon Jazz Festival 2011, Telegraph Review

Brecon Jazz Festival 2011, Review of Saturday 13th August, The Telegraph.

“Allen Toussaint, Monty Alexander, Sara Mitra and Phronesis were some of the major acts delighting the festival goers at Brecon… Mitra wowed audiences in the Market Hall with a set that also showcased great sax playing from James Allsopp.” Martin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph.

Sara Mitra/Alice Russell/Emily Wright interview in The Daily Telegraph, 04/08/11

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

August Dates for Sara Mitra 6tet

The Sara Mitra 6tet line-up is Ross Stanley (keys), James Allsopp (sax, bass clarinet), Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet), Riaan Vosloo (bass), Tim Giles (drums). The band will be performing this August at the Brecon Jazz Festival 2011, and also at The Vortex Jazz Club, London. The first gig is the evening of Wednesday 10th August at the Vortex, and is an intimate preview of the festival set for London-based listeners. At Brecon, the band will be performing Saturday 13th August, 3.30pm, on the Roland Stage. The performance will include music from both ‘April Song’ and new tunes from the forthcoming second album. For Brecon Jazz Festival tickets, click here.

Blues and Soul Magazine competition: Win ‘April Song’ on vinyl…

Click here to enter Blues and Soul Magazine’s competition to win a vinyl copy of Sara Mitra’s debut album ‘April Song’.

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BBC Maida Vale session now broadcast

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:

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“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 Official YouTube channel now running

Sara Mitra Official YouTube channel is now running. First uploads are of two live performances from High Barn, February 2011, with more videos to follow soon.

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Featured video: Baby and Me (live performance) from High Barn, February 2011.

Featured video: You Can’t Build A Life On A Look (live performance) from High Barn, February 2011.