From churches to the clubs of Detroit, from the stages of Motown to international recognition, Ron Mitchell has given his
voice to the world. Ron's musical career began at age 5 in a family church choir. He sang on throughout his youth until
age 17, he met the Motown legend, Kim Weston. Best known for her timeless duet with Marvin Gaye, "It Takes Two."
Ms. Weston took on Ron as her protégé’ and eventually her musical partner. Through the years Ron was as backup
singer for the Motown Great. Kim Weston's confidence in Ron's voice was strong enough to feature him in her live
performances of the unforgettable duet, "It Takes Two."
With proven studio and performance success under Kim Weston, Ron established his name as a band leader touring
throughout the Midwestern U.S.
His band opened for some of the most renowned artists in Soul history, including Marv Johnson, Martha Reeves & the
Vandellas and his former mentor. Ron sang his way from private events to the top clubs of Detroit. Desiring to bring his
music to the world, Ron accepted Kim Weston's offer to tour Africa.
Upon his return, Ron continued to expand his music into new audiences and genres. Earl Klugh, the master jazz
guitarist, found Ron and saw him as an ideal background vocalist to his signature finger-picking style. Ron began
working as a demo singer and live backing vocalist, supporting Mr. Klugh in the studio and on stage.
With a continuing passion to expand his music and audience worldwide, Ron began a tour of Japan's jazz club circuit.
From 2001 to 2008, he solidified his position as a featured vocalist and an internationally acclaimed and respected solo
In 2008, Ron released a live album "Jazzy Me" showcasing his modern, vibrant sound. Already heard by thousands live,
this album is the next chapter in his career, and will bring him to audiences worldwide.
Ron Mitchell's Jazzy Me was recorded live at the Lileth's Live Jazz House in Kagoshima, Japan. The album features,
"What a Difference a Day Makes," "One Note Samba" and Cole Porter's "Love for Sale." Standouts also include a duet
version of Charlie Chaplin's "Smile." Singing with Ron is club owner and experienced jazz vocalist, Lileth.
1984 to 1989
Background vocalist and duet partner with Motown great Kim Weston.
Performed with Kim Weston on tour in Dakar, Senegal.
Marvin Gaye Tribute with Kim Weston in New York.
Lead vocal, Be Like Me, for THE BODY SHOP, a movie honored
by the American Film Institute.
Performed with fourteen-piece band as lead and background
vocalist at the Premier Center.
Performed with Norma Jean Bell & the All Stars, a top 40 band.
Performed opening act for Motown great Martha Reeves.
Performed background vocal for Earl Kliugh, jazz guitarist.
1992 to 2002
Performed as male lead vocalist with Noveaute, number on top 40
band, Detroit, MI,
Performed in trio at Bush Gardens, Tampa, FL.
HEADLINE VOCAL PERFORMANCES
1999 - Repos Nightclub, Kyoto, Japan
2004 – Gary’s Live House, Nagoya, Japan
2005 – Kon’s Corner, Yakohama, Japan
2006 – jjallin, Kagoshima, Japan
2007 – Kon’s Corner, Yokohama Japan
2008 – jjcallin, Kagoshima, Japan