Soul is a phenomenally successful instrumentalist who is on the verge of changing instrumental music as we hear it today. Soul’s sound has been a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz audiences, making him a household name. Soul is a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced by Kenny G) that often caresses melodies, putting a lot of emotion into his solos. Because he does not improvise much (sticking mostly to predictable melody statements), his music largely falls outside of Jazz and into Soul/R&B.
However, since he is a saxophonist, he is classified as Jazz. Chris Mitchell started performing with professionals such as Kyle Turner and Dean James in 2005. He recorded the record “We Are One” with R&B artist Joseph Washington and freelanced locally. After graduating from Sam Houston State University, Soul worked with producer Kash, making the single “Universoul”. Soon he was heard by the Red Cat Jazz Cafe and began his Monday night shows in 2009. He was in demand for guest appearances at Midtown Lounge, Clayton’s Restaurant & Bar, Urban Soul Lounge, and House of Blues. Soul’s performances have sold remarkably well, particularly at the Red Cat Jazz Cafe, which became a familiar Monday show to Houston.
The single “Universoul”, released in 2005, reached many listeners in the South Central, Mid-West regions, and birthed a large following of fans. Soul can be seen at many live music locations in Houston. Want R&B, Soul, and Jazz music? Soul is a must to book. “I thank God for all my blessings”, says Soul. There is a difference between talent and a gift; talent is a skill that is learned, a gift is a skill from God, and without a doubt Soul is gifted!
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