A native of Panama City, Florida, this multi-talented performer, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist makes his highly anticipated debut as a recording artist with the emotionally charged billboard charting single “For All Eternity” on Woodward Avenue Records. Featuring performances by saxophonist Marcus Anderson and guitarist Nate Najar, the song was released as both an instrumental and a vocal track featuring Nathan and (Christian Contemporary Artist / Co-Writer) RAnthony. Nathan has been in nonstop whirlwind mode, showcasing his versatility on the keys throughout the country and various parts of Europe with a virtual whoʼs who of the urban-smooth jazz world. The Tampa Bay based performer has performed with Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum winning, and A-list artists such as Ricky Lawson (drummer for the stars), Nick Colionne, Jackiem Joyner, Paul Brown, Will Donato, Blake Aaron, Jonathan Butler, Elan Trotman, Mindi Abair, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Shaun Labelle, Jonathan Fritzen, Jessy J, NILS, Gerald Veasley, The Commodores, Irene Cara, Anthony David, Chante Cann, and many more artist.
The keyboardistʼs opportunity to become a recording artist had its roots on a tour with Jessy J, when he let Najar—who was also in Jessyʼs band—hear his song “My Angel.” Najar insisted that Mark Nordman, founder of Woodward Avenue Records, hear it and Nordman liked it and asked to hear more material. When Paul Brown, two-time Grammy winning producer and an artist on the label, heard “For All Eternity,” he recommended that Nordman sign Mitchell to his roster. While urban-smooth jazz fans so far recognize Mitchell for his dynamic abilities on the keys, heʼs also taking the helm as a vocalist, which is a rare commodity amongst instrumental artist in the smooth / urban jazz industry. Earning his degree in classical voice from Rollins College located Winter Park, Florida, he was heavily influenced by Dr. John Sinclair (Department Chairman) and Curtis Rayam (vocal instructor), who in the 70ʼs performed in presentations of Scott Joplinʼs opera “Treemonisha” and also subbed for Pavarotti. Rayam noted Mitchell a “Verdi tenor” helping him increase his range and teaching him how to be healthy vocalist that could last in any genre of music. Nathanʼs exhilarating and passionate musical style has created an amazing platform for him as a urban-smooth jazz artist. It is no secret once you have experienced his highly energetic performance that you will be inspired to be a part of his career for the duration of life.!