Who I Am
Danny Mitchell is a pianist, singer, composer, and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. He has performed around the country in venues including Chicago's House of Blues, Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, and Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry. As a solo artist, Mitchell has released four studio albums. His latest LP, titled Gone, Baby, Gone (2014), is a sparsely-produced project, allowing the song and songwriter to stand front and center.
Mitchell’s musical arsenal goes deeper than just his singer-songwriter façade. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in jazz piano and composition – his compositions ranging from small chamber pieces to full symphonic works. His Dawning of a Soul was performed by the National Wind Ensemble in New York City’s Carnegie Hall under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds. The Home of the Great Spirit was commissioned by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association for the 25th Anniversary of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc Lakeshore Wind Ensemble.
Since moving to Nashville in 2008, Mitchell has worked steadily as a freelance musician in a diverse and ever-changing music industry. He has toured extensively, including a three-year run with Grammy-nominated artist Kim Richey. When Mitchell isn’t on the road, he’s working on recording sessions as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, or orchestrator.
Mitchell is also the creator of Music on a Mission, an annual holiday concert for Central Wisconsin charities. The fourth-annual event, held in December 2013, included two sold-out concerts that brought Music on a Mission’s running total to over $13,000 net - all of which has gone back into the community.