Pete ~ Saxophonist Melbourne

Pete – Saxophonist Melbourne (and sometimes guitarist!) has been performing professionally with various bands around Australia & overseas for the last 20 years. He plays a vast variety of styles & loves fronting his own jazz ensembles as much as he does being a sideman in other people’s bands or improvising along side DJ’s.

Pete also tours & records with ARIA award winning band Melbourne Ska Orchestra which has toured the UK, Canada, New Zealand, USA & Turkey including performances at world famous festivals such as Glastonbury, Edinburgh & the Montréal Jazz Festival with audiences of up to 60,000 people! (ARIA Nomination again 2018 & now 2019) Other career highlights have included guesting on a number of occasions with John Butler & playing in Michael Buble’s band at the Logie Awards. He’s performed with Tina Arena & has been touring with Aussie rock band Chocolate Starfish (on Sax & Guitar) playing the INXS Kick album in its entirety. Jamming with & performing for members of the Buena Vista Social Club, a lesson with Branford Marsalis & an amazing night when Aussie Jazz legend Don Burrows sat in with Pete’s trio.

Pete has also released his own modern funky jazz CD . “Quirky” by Pete Mitchell Quartet can be found on Spotify / iTunes etc. Despite being an international award-winning musician Pete loves getting out and about on a Saturday night and brings the X factor to any live Wedding band!

 

 

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