Mitch Rutman Group
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Mitch Rutman Group

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The best kept secret in music


"Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Review"

“….an explosive wall of sound that captivates audiences with unique compositions, exciting rhythms, and improvisations….” - Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Review

"Paige Travis"

“….With Latin, funk, reggae and hip-hop overtones tossed into the mix, the band might be located somewhere between Galactic and Widespread Panic on the salad bar of Groove-oriented music….” - Metro Pulse Magazine

"Leslie Wylie"

“….If you haven't heard the Mitch Rutman Group yet, you might want to start
- Daily Beacon University of TN Newspaper

"Scott West"

"Knoxville's finest musicians led by Mitch's guitar virtuosity" - Venue Owner - Preservation Pub, Knoxville

"CD Review"

..."an unassumingly brilliant self-titled EP that goes down like PBR and hits you like Bourbon Street. It’s jazz-fusion at its finest; layers of mixed instrumentation overlaid by a trickier-than-thou guitar part that, in Rutman tradition, sounds utterly effortless".
- MetroPulse


Mitch Rutman Group - featuring Jeff Coffin


Feeling a bit camera shy


Dave Matthews Band fans know Mitch Rutman as “that guitar guy who sat in with the band a bunch, and appears on the ‘Live In Chicago’ CD”. Others know Mitch Rutman as the leader of The Mitch Rutman Group, described as “….an explosive wall of sound that captivates audiences with unique compositions, exciting rhythms, and improvisations….” (Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Review). However you find out about the Mitch Rutman Group, whether by owning their newly released self-titled CD featuring Flecktones Saxophonist, Jeff Coffin, or by finding yourself caught up in non-stop dancing at their exciting live show, you’ll be glad you did. From Knoxville, TN The Mitch Rutman Group plays a high-energy show of all instrumental, all original music incorporating Jazz, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Latin grooves. The debut CD is already receiving extensive radio airplay, on-line sales and great reviews from industry professionals and fans alike. Comfortable on any size stage, The Mitch Rutman Group has opened for premier Jazz guitarist, John Scofield, headlined at The 4th Annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, opened for Umphrey’s Mcgee Band, and delivered a "Blazing Show" at the 2006 Bonnaroo Music Festival. The Mitch Rutman Group is an excellent consideration for all multi-genre festival events as well as headline or support act shows. “…Consider their EP a snapshot of the future when the newly formed Mitch Rutman Group records and releases their first full-length album. …It will be no surprise when the Mitch Rutman Group becomes one of the best-known names in mainstream jazz-rock”… Brett Albers - Blue Banner – UNC - Asheville.