J. R. Mitchell

Musician, Musical Artist

1937 – 2004

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Who was J. R. Mitchell?

James Roland "J. R." Mitchell was a jazz drummer and educator who sought to promote awareness of the African American music experience. In the early 1980s, jazz journalist and Washington Post music critic W. Royal Stokes wrote, "J. R. Mitchell is the renaissance man of jazz."

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Born
Apr 13, 1937
Philadelphia
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
Died
2004
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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