The Growing Legend of a Brick City Bluesman
I teach guitar, drums, and music theory at
DeBellis School of Music in Newark, NJ.
I enjoy playing jazz standards, classic rock, lounge, and smooth jazz.
My guitar influences include Wes Montgomery, Claydes Charles Smith, Jimmy Nolan, Cornell Dupree, Jimmy Ponder, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Charlie Christian, Buddy Guy, Thornell Schwartz, Wah Wah Watson, Freddie Green, Eric Gale, Doc Powell, Jeff Tamelier, Albert Collins
To hire me for performances or lessons, you can inquire at Contact Us (see above). To find out where I’m playing jazz and blues, please visit me at
Name: Craig Mitchell
Birthday: September 5
College: Chamberlayne Junior College
Favorite Book: The Spook Who Sat By The Door by Sam Greenlee
Favorite Movie: Malcolm X
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Quote: The future only goes in one direction.
My favorite songs
1.Let’s Straighten It Out
2.A Day In The Life (Wes Montgomery version)
My favorite links