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Hazel Mitchell-Bell

Vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell has become one of Washington, D.C.’s first ladies of jazz. With highly praised first album, Stronger than Ever, under her belt, and another album set for release in 2020, she appears on festival, concert and club stages, enjoying one sellout after another. Working closely with pianist and Music Director Vince Evans, she performs in a big band and smaller ensembles, stoking the fires of the D.C. jazz scene.

The two have worked together since being introduced in 2016. In 2018 they released the CD Stronger Than Ever, which includes standards from the Great American Songbook and R&B hits backed by an 11-piece orchestra. The indie album enjoyed 12 weeks on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Jazz Chart, peaking at #12 overall. Robert Rusch of Cadence Magazine calls her voice: “fresh and compelling and gripping.” Paul Wilson of Audiophile says Mitchell-Bell “holds her own with style and grace and the music flows along.” Writing for Making a Scene, Jim Hynes calls her “one of the most impressive vocalists to enter this incredibly competitive arena of jazz vocalists.”

Hazel Mitchell-Bell has performed in the District’s top jazz clubs and as well as the Kennedy Center, the Preservation Jazz Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and the Sheldon Cultural Center in St. Louis. With a 17-piece orchestra, she has performed to standing room only audiences at City Winery in Washington, D.C

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”Mitchell-Bell has a voice which is fresh and compelling and gripping.” – Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine

Sit and enjoy a superior vocalist who can easily, very easily in fact, deliver the goods. – Paul Wilson, Audiophile Audition

”A beautiful, sensitive and warm voice that pays tribute to some great jazz classics.” – François Becquart Aucun, Music in Belgium ​

“Stronger Than Ever is the kind of album that makes audiences wish there were more recordings by the performer that they could get their hands on immediately.” – Dodie Miller Gould, Lemon Wire
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Stronger Than Ever

Self Produced



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