Mitch Forman

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Mitchel Forman (born January 24, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY) is a jazz and fusion keyboard player currently residing in Southern California. Mitchel Forman began studying classical piano at age 7. At 17 he entered the Manhattan School of Music for three years of study and began working with bands in New York. Shortly after graduating from MSM Mitchel began touring and recording with Gerry Mulligan, playing in both his big band and quartet, and work with Stan Getz followed. In 1980 his solo career began with a piano performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. This recording became Mitchel's first album, "Live at Newport". In subsequent years Forman worked on the road with Phil Woods, Carla Bley, Mel Tormé, and Astrud Gilberto. He also recorded two solo piano albums for Soul Note and toured in Europe regularly. Forman then joined guitarist John McLaughlin for a year and a half on the road, recording and contributing to two of the band's recordings - the seminal "Mahavishnu" and "Adventures in Radioland". Mitchel then joined ex-Weather Report saxophonist Wayne Shorter, touring, recording and contributing to Shorter's "Phantom Navigator". The Manhattan School of Music is one of Americas leading music conservatories located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. ... Gerald Joseph Gerry Mulligan (April 6, 1927 January 20, 1996) was an American jazz musician, composer and arranger best known for his baritone saxophone playing. ... Stanley Gayetsky (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia " June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every August in Newport, Rhode Island. ... Phil Woods Philip Wells Woods (born November 2, 1931) is an American jazz bebop alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader and composer. ... Carla Bley, nae Borg, (born May 11, 1936) is an American jazz composer, pianist, organist and band leader. ... Melvin Howard Torm (September 13, 1925 " June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, is best known as one of the great male jazz singers. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music, most famously as the vocalist on the Grammy Award winning song The Girl from Ipanema. // Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Weinert the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a... John McLaughlin John McLaughlin (aka pinyon)(born January 4, 1942), also Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is a jazz fusion guitar player from Doncaster, Yorkshire in England. ... Adventures in Radioland is an album by The John McLaughlin headed group Mahavishnu that came out in 1986. ... For the song Weather Report by The American Analog Set, see The Golden Band. ... Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz composer and saxophonist. ...