Miles Mosley is an upright bassist, vocalist, producer, composer and arranger.
As a teen he was selected to play bass for the 1996 Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band & Choir, and was acclaimed as a “technical virtuoso” by Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Don Heckman. He received his classical training at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, had numerous years of study with jazz bass legends John Clayton, Ray Brown, and Al McKibbon, and received his undergraduate degree in music at UCLA. Since then Mosley has greatly expanded his repertoire, mastering the bass and a vast array of instruments, deftly blending Jazz with Rock, Pop, Funk, and R&B. Mosley has successfully combined bow work, effects, and ‘in-your-face’ dexterity to give his instrument his own signature sound.
He has been featured in Bass Player Magazine (US, Brazil and Japan), Bass Gear Magazine, and Player Magazine, Japan and has recorded, toured and collaborated with artists including A n d r a D a y, Christina Aguilera, Jason Mraz, Chris Cornell, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Avenged Sevenfold. He co-produced, composed, arranged and performed on actor Terrence Howard’s debut CD ‘Shine through It’. He appeared on the Grammy Awards telecast with the Gnarls Barkley Orchestra, at the Greek Theater with Jeff Beck, at the Staples Center with Rihanna, and headlined at The Alex Theatre with the Glendale Pops Orchestra. He accompanied singer Jonathan Davis of rock group Korn through North America and Europe, where he pulled double duty as the opening performer and as Davis’ solo band bassist. He opened for NAS at Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 Launch party. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’; and is the upright bass player on Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’. Mosley’s single “Abraham” was named one of NPR’s ‘favourite songs of 2016 so far’, and he was featured as one of Vanity Fair’s Rising Stars.
To celebrate the release of his new LP, ‘UPRISING’, we welcome Mosley and his full band The West Coast Get Down to Band on the Wall.
The West Coast Get Down (WCGD) are born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought after musicians in the world; together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly through multiple genres of music. The WCGD embarked on a sold-out world tour in 2015 and we are thrilled to bring them to the Band on the Wall stage.
Miles Mosley – Upright Bass, Vocals
Tony Austin – Drums
Cameron Graves – Piano/Keys
Ryan Porter – Trombone
Dontae Winslow – Trumpet
Reminds us of… Monk Montgomery, Raphael Saadiq, Edwin Birdsong, Me’Shell NdegéOcello, Esperenza Spalding
*This is a standing show.*