About Mitch mitch

Mitch Stein is one of the West Coast's most in-demand keyboardists. He has played piano since the age of 4, and has performed and/or recorded with such jazz, blues, rock and funk greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Paul McCandless, Frank Morgan, Jaco Pastorius, Bob Weir, David Grisman, Narada Michael Walden, Norton Buffalo, Charles Neville, Jim Keltner, Todd Rundgren, Derek Trucks, Peter Cetera, Gary Burton, Leland Sklar, Scott Page, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Karl Denson, Jon Anderson, Steve Kujala, Luther Tucker, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Max Weinberg, The Greyboy Allstars, Branford Marsalis, John Entwistle, John Lee Hooker, Little Jimmy Scott Buddy Rich, Les Claypool, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Tootie Heath, Zero, John Heard, Rob Wasserman, Dark Star Orchestra, Harvey Mandel, Al Foster, Von and Chico Freeman, Steve Rodby, Papa John Creach, and
many others.

One of Mitch's more memorable gigs was when he was hired to perform solo jazz piano at Mick Jagger's daughter Karis' wedding, another was when his trio played at a private birthday party Mick threw for Jerry Hall the following day. Mitch is the exclusive composer of DeadRingers, classic Grateful Dead ringtones for
cell phones.

photo: Craig Isaacs