The Marion Art Center welcomes The David Mitton Project to the MAC stage on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm (doors at 7).
David Mitton, a graduate from the Longy School of Music (2010) is a saxophonist and composer. Since graduating he has produced three albums: Catapult (2013), Microcosm (2015), and Trace (2018) under the name The David Mitton Project. Mitton has been performing regularly with The Flying Dutchmen for nearly 5 years and is in the process of writing a practice guide for scales, in relation to composition and improvisation. Mitton’s musical style is within the jazz idiom, with a focus on hard bop and free jazz, as well as more popular styles such as funk and R&B. Expect to hear interplay between instruments and improvisation over progressions, influenced by such genres. Mitton will perform original material and what he calls “underrated standards,” rearranged to make them his own. The David Mitton Project also includes Jim Robitaille on guitar, John Dalton on drums, and Stefano Battaglia on bass. Jim Robitaille is a seasoned guitarist and composer and a professor of music at UMass Dartmouth, having performed with legendary musicians such as David Liebman and Royal Hartigan. John Dalton, a graduate from UMass Dartmouth, is making his way through the Boston music scene as both a performer and teacher. Stefano Battaglia is a bassist from Italy and a student at the world-renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston.
Tickets are available in person, by phone, or online here. A limited number of cabaret tables (seating for 4) are available. Attendees may bring their own refreshments to enjoy with the music.