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Louis Mitchell

b. Louis A. Mitchell, 1885, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, d. 2 Dec 1957, Washington, DC, USA. A showman drummer, adept on many percussion equipment, Mitchell performed in vaudeville in the turn from the hundred years. He was well-known in NY and attracted significant amounts of attention on the trip to London in 1914. He came back to London the next year, appearing being a single variety act within the phases of UK music halls. He returned to European countries in 1918 having a music group labelled Mitchell’s Jazz Kings with which he toured thoroughly and held an extended residency in Paris. Through the 30s, Mitchell was still frequently in European countries but increasingly worked well in capacities apart from like a musician. His playing exposed frequently startling dexterity which is easy to comprehend his charm to audiences from the era where he performed. His playing inside a jazz framework was less protected but his music group did very much to spread the term ‘jazz’ through the entire UK and continental European countries in this era.

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