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Pete Mitchell Saxophonist

Adding a live saxophonist to a DJ set can really liven up the party. Pete Mitchell is a Melbourne-based Saxophonist (sometimes guitarist) who has been performing professionally with various bands around Australia & overseas for the last 20 years.

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Pete Mitchell is a Melbourne-based Saxophonist (sometimes guitarist) who 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 alongside DJs.

Pete also tours & records with 2 time 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 Nominations in 2018 & 2020. Winner again in 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.

He has also released his own modern funky jazz CD. “Quirky” by Pete Mitchell Quartet can be found on Spotify / iTunes etc.