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Mitchell Coleman Jr

About Mitchell Coleman Jr. Fans of slammin’ yet radio-ready Jazz-Funk Fusion will rejoice upon the discovery of bassist/composer Mitchell Coleman Jr., a disciple of the Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Marcus Miller schools of The Throwdown. The 2015 release of his debut CD, Soul Searching - a musical journey of self-exploration - fulfilled Mitchell’s lifelong dream of expressing the music that’s been on his heart since he began thumpin’ basses at the tender age of 10. His highly anticipated forthcoming LP Perception is available April 2016 and will be independently released on Mitchell’s own Soul Revelation Records label. Once again partnering with veteran Motown producer Michael B. Sutton, Perception displays Mitchell’s musical growth and artistic development. His experimental sound genre-hops from Jazz to Hip Hop to R&B proving his versatility as an artist.

The album’s first single “Funkatized” premiered nationally on various Billboard Smooth Jazz radio stations, as one of the top 5 most added tracks. In Mitchell’s own words “Funkatized” stimulates the soul inside of you, giving you an instantly danceable, funky, feel-good track.”

The new album brings the listener closer into the psyche of Mitchell Coleman Jr as displayed in the infectious track “ Interfuse” and the ethereal “ Journey”. Mitchell also does a tribute to the “ Snarky Puppy” aficionado’s with the slammin’ “Redemption”. Perhaps two of the hidden gems on the CD are “Enchanted Summer” and a classic Crusaders/Randy Crawford remake of “Street Life” sung by Dionyza Sutton (High School Musical, Cheetah Girls) who’s amazing voice embodies the legendary Randy Crawford. To top things off Mitchell brings hip-hop rapper Shorty Mac (Ray Jay, Moesha) on the track “Brand New Day”.

The album also features top industry legends including: Michael Bolivar (former saxophonist for The Ojay’s, Aretha Franklin), legendary guitar player David T. Walker, James Gadson (former drummer for Herbie Hancock, BB King, Quincy Jones), Josh Sklair (former guitarist for Etta James) and many more!

Mitchell Coleman Jr. was born the day after Christmas of `67 in Meridian, Mississippi. He spent his early years in Cuba, Alabama. When his father returned home from Vietnam, he moved the family first to Hartford then Bloomfield,

Connecticut. There, Mitchell fell in love hard with electric bass. “In Bloomfield, nobody was into basketball or anything like that - everybody played bass. My friend Greg Carrington was THE baddest bass player in town – a beast to bow down to. I begged him to teach me. He and Kevin Weaverbey laid it all out for me. The first song I ever learned was “Just the Two of Us” by Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers with Marcus Miller on bass - then came the calluses and blisters.”

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Soul Revelations Records


Soul Searching

Self Produced



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