Miles Mosley
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Miles Mosley

Hollywood, California, United States | INDIE | AFM

Hollywood, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
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"Hollywood Musician Miles Mosley....."

.....Miles and his band bring a charged presence on stage as they welcome other artists to join them. This creates a beautiful and unique experience for the audience that is enhanced by the uncommon musical expertise found in this area...... - JetSetExtra


"Technical Virtuoso"

"....Miles is a Technical Virtuoso." - Don Heckman, LA Times


"On a new context for the Upright Bass"

...."It's no ordinary feat for an upright bassist, but with his German bow, loud rig and slew of effects, Mosley is definitely no ordinary player"..... - Bass Player Magazine


"Amazing Artist!"

"Exploratory yet precise, sexy and complex, Miles has found the most natural expression of his soulful virtuosity to date... - KPFK Radio


"MILES MOSLEY PRESS PAGE"

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Discography

CDs - SOLO
Miles Mosley - Sicaceremony (2005)
Miles Mosley - Taming the Proud (2006)
Miles Mosley - Bear (2007)
The StarM Live (2009)

CDs - with other artists
Wild Orchid (Fergie) – Oxygen (1998)
India Arie – Testimony: Vol 1, Life & Relationship (2006)
Chris Cornell – Carry On (2007)
Avenged Sevenfold – Avenged Sevenfold (2007)
Jonathan Davis and the SFA – Alone I Play (2007)
Kamasi Washington – The Proclamation (2007)
Terrence Howard – Shine Through It (2008)
Everlast – Love, War & The Ghost of Whitey Ford (2008)
Kenny Loggins – How About Now (2008)
Jonathan Davis Solo Album – (Untitled, Release TBA)

TOURS
Dakah/Mos Def/Common – U.S. Tour (2004)
Fishbone – Europe Bassist and Musical Director (2005)
Lauryn Hill – U.S Tour, Bassist and Musical Director (2006)
Jonathan Davis – U.S. and Europe (2007)
Miles Mosley – Solo Tour, U.S. & Europe (2007)
Terrence Howard – U.S. Tour (2008)

FILM/SOUNDTRACKS/TELEVISION APPEARANCES/MUSIC VIDEOS
Jerry Bruckheimer Films/ABC – Coyote Ugly (2000)
Warner Brothers Television/Family Channel – What I like About You (2005)
Blondie Productions – Punk Love –Soundtrack- (2007)
Christina Aguilera – Back to Basics Tour Music Video (2007)
Chris Cornell/NBC – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2007)
Jonathan Davis – Alone I Play DVD (2007)
Gnarls Barkley – The Grammy Awards (2007)
Sean King – Beautiful Girls Music Video (2008)
*Terrence Howard: ABC –The View (2008)
*CBS – The Late Show with David Letterman (2008)
*KNBC – The Today Show (2008)
KNBC – The Late Show with Carson Daly – House Band (2006-2008)
Warner Brothers Television/David E. Kelly – Legally Mad (2009)
Tegan Summer Productions - Eve-Sountrack (2009)
Ian Cofino Productions - I Got Next- Soundtrack (2010)

CLUBS/RESIDENCIES/LIVE VENUES include
The Edison, The Piano Bar, The Key Club, Club Moscow, Steamers Café, Citizen Smith, The Viper Room,
14 Below, Bar Sinister, Disney Hall, The Buffalo Club, BELO, The Kress, The World Stage, LAX/ The Luxor,
The Knitting Factory, House Of Blues, The Roxy, The Mint, The Hollywood Bowl (w/Jeff Beck).

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Bio

Miles Mosley is an upright bassist, vocalist, producer, composer & arranger, trained in classical and jazz. He was born and raised in Hollywood, and though the majority of his life was spent romping around the streets of Los Angeles, he spent every summer of his childhood in Pell City, Alabama.

A little history: there’s his classical training at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, years of study with jazz bass legends John Clayton, Ray Brown, and Al McKibbon, and undergraduate work at UCLA. As a teen Mosley won countless awards, 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. Since then he has greatly expanded his repertoire, mastering the bass
and a vast array of instruments - deftly blending Jazz with Rock, Pop, Funk, and R&B. In March, 2009 he was a featured artist in Bass Player Magazine.

To describe his style on the upright bass, one can only draw comparisons outside the class of his instrument. Imagine if Jimi Hendrix played the upright bass in the 21st century? Mosley has single-handedly and successfully combined bow work, effects, and ‘in-your-face’ dexterity to give his instrument a signature sound.

The last few years have been the busiest of Mosley’s career. He independently released two acclaimed CD’s, composed soundtracks for films, and appeared as a featured performer on numerous TV shows and music videos. He spent time in the studio recording/collaborating with artists including India Arie, Jason Mraz, Chris Cornell, and Avenged Sevenfold. He co-produced, composed, arranged and performed on actor Terrence Howard’s debut CD ‘Shine Through It’, which debuted at #6 on the
Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts, and #31 on Billboard 200. The release was followed by a U.S. tour. He also toured across the globe with many artists including Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, and Herbie Hancock, as well as making unforgettable appearances at the Grammy Awards telecast with the Gnarls Barkley orchestra, at the Greek Theater with Jeff Beck, and at The Playboy Jazz Festival.

Mosley recently wrapped up a European tour with singer Jonathan Davis of influential Rock group Korn, where he pulled double duty as the opening performer and as Davis’ solo band bassist. He is co-writing and preparing to record Davis’ debut solo album in the Spring, 2011.

Currently, Mosley is recording his new CD, and performs twice-weekly at his popular standing-room only residency at The Piano Bar in Hollywood. Backed by a stellar band, club promoters and venues including The Kress, The Edison, Bar Sinister,The Supper Club and The Mint continue to book his exciting live performances to sold-out crowds.