Cameron Mizell

New York Guitarist & Composer

Guitarist Cameron Mizell’s music has been described as “skillfully pairing controlled abstraction with Americana roots” and his playing “superbly presents high technical proficiency, artistry, and melodic skills.” His latest solo guitar album, Memory/Imagination, is available on Destiny Records.

Upcoming Performance

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Memory / Imagination

"Memory/Imagination" by Cameron Mizell. Animation by Pete Schwartz of BirdBot Creative.

Memory/Imagination is available on Destiny Records. This video is part of a series of multi-disciplinary, collaborative videos accompanying each track on the album. Click here to see more.

Comments from animator Pete Schwartz: "The piece starts simple, slowly, in black and white. This is representative of memory—recalling the memory of an event, shapes fitting perfectly together, in perfect order. Then the imagination/art starts to color that memory, starts to make it more than it was. It becomes something vibrant, colorful, striking. But underneath that facade is still a memory. And what if we were to lose that? What if there was no art, no imagination? The artistry and the imagination floats away, revealing what's underneath, what's always been there, but it's not enough. The memory itself fades, leaving us with nothing, blackness."


Recent Releases

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Memory/Imagination

"Skillfully pairing controlled abstraction with Americana roots, Cameron Mizell probes new conceptions for his musical creativity, stepping on offbeat yet appetizing territories."
    - JazzTrail.net

"Decidedly different than any other solo guitar album you’ve heard before.  If you love well-sculpted solo guitar, this is a must-have for your collection."
    - Dick Metcalf

"Memory/Imagination stands out as an eclectic collection of songs, reflecting on Cameron's penchant for melody, as well as exploring his most forward-thinking aspirations."
    - No Depression

Negative Spaces

“Rooted in an aesthetic of twangy Americana lines, swirling contemporary keyboards, and blustery hard-bop grooves, the guitarist and his colleagues slide gracefully between emotional extremes”
    - DownBeat Magazine, Editors' Pick Oct 2016

"Boasting an inviting sound and evincing a compelling dexterity in his original compositions, Brooklyn-based guitarist Cameron Mizell shapes Negative Spaces with rigor and variety."
    - JazzTrail.net

"There's so much to appreciate on Negative Spaces thanks to the cohesion of group, it's individual voices, and Mizell's song-oriented vision."
     - The New York City Jazz Record

The Edge Of Visibility

“Splendid… striking… separating this guitarist from the pack.”
    - DownBeat Magazine

"Each track on The Edge of Visibility sounds like fragments of memories, cinematic visuals that unreel in the imagination."
     - No Depression

"Guitarist Cameron Mizell's fearless spirit travels to a different cosmos with his album, The Edge of Visibility. Mizell superbly presents high technical proficiency, artistry, and melodic skills in this praiseworthy and tastefully hypnotic collection."
     - All About Jazz


Recent Collaborations

Travis Whitmore
Perspectives

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Airless World

Feeding Goats
Dreamtime