George Mitchell has been pop superstar Diana Ross' first-call pianist for more than two decades. Since 1980, he has accompanied her musical ensemble performing internationally... playing hundreds of concerts all over the world... as well as extensive touring throughout the United States. When not touring, Mitchell pursues his first love... playing jazz piano, B-3 Hammond organ and keyboards. From an early age, the Portland, Oregon, native displayed a musical maturity and talent that landed him engagements with jazz legends such as Sonny Stitt, Philly Jo Jones, Richie Cole, Eddie Harris, Jon Hendricks and Kirk Whalum. Closer to home, he has lent his musical voice to all jazz styles, and is a keyboardist of choice for virtually every Northwest band leader. In 1997, Mitchell released his first CD, Perspectives on local label, PHD Music. The 2003 release of Play Zone, his newest recording has been well received. Play Zone is a collection of refreshing, original compositions and jazz standards. It showcases Mitchell's unique styling, and features several of Portland's best jazz artists.