Rick has been writing professionally for 40 years, primarily about music. He’s authored three books, and written for numerous regional and national newspapers, including The Oregonian and Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon; LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times and The Houston Chronicle. And from 2007 to 2013 he served as the Director of Performing Arts for the Houston International Festival.
As a radio host, this is not Mitchell’s first time at the rodeo. He’s hosted music programs since the 1970′s, beginning at KBOO in Portland, and later at KPFT in Houston. Rick distills his significant knowledge and curatorial sensibilities into a potent one-hour deep-dive, leaving audiences feeling entertained and enlightened, as the show celebrates the bridge between the 20th Century jazz tradition and the new pathways of Jazz In the New Millennium.