As a teen, Mosley was selected to play bass for the 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 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.
The last few years have been the busiest of Mosley’s career. In 2017 he signed to Verve Records, one of the most celebrated and historic imprints. His album ‘UPRISING’ was released on Verve that year.. He has been featured in Bass Player Magazine, (US, Brazil, and Japan), Bass Gear Magazine, Player Magazine, Japan, and was named one of Vanity Fair’s Rising Stars. He recently co-designed his signature line of upright basses for BLAST CULT, and has a line of signature pick-ups. He has recorded, toured and collaborated with artists including Andra Day, 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 his own project 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 recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’; and is the upright bass player for long-time band- member Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ triple CD release, named one of Rolling Stone’s and Pitchfork’s “best albums of 2015”. The Epic Tour sold out arenas worldwide for over two years.
Mosley is a founding member and upright bass player for the acclaimed Los Angeles- based group, the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians 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. He also has a new duo project, BFI with WCGD drummer/producer Tony Austin.
Mosley’s solo album ‘UPRISING’ featuring the West Coast Get Down, was critically acclaimed. The first single “Abraham” was named one of NPR’s ‘Top 100 songs of 2016’; and received acclaimed reviews from publications including The Los Angeles Times, who featured the song in their California Sounds section; Rolling Stone Magazine U.S., France and Russia named him one of the 'Top 10 New Artists You Need to Know', and it has received worldwide radio airplay, including BBC Radio and Apple Beats 1. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, #10 on the Billboard Jazz album chart, and #2 on the iTunes Jazz Album charts. The internationally-acclaimed UPRISIG TOUR sold out venues worldwide. Following the UPRISING tour, he toured worldwide on Kamasi Washington’s Heaven & Earth Tour, performing Kamasi’s music along with his own songs.
In addition to performing and producing, Mosley is an accomplished composer, scoring for Film, TV and Video Games. His compositions have been used by numerous entertainment companies including DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, Netflix, A m a z o n S t u d i o s , Capcom and Activision. His original composition was featured on Disney’ s “The Muppets” movie trailer, and was listed as one of MTV’s Top 10 trailers, received a Golden Trailer Nomination for Best Music and a Key Art Award win for Best Music. Mosley’s score for Island Creek Picture’s (no dialogue) short “Me and Her” was an official entry for the Sundance Film Festival. He was commissioned to compose a ballet for the Elisa Monte Dance Company (NY). Mosley recently released new single "BROTHER" which has been featured in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and is currently writing and recording his next album.
FILM SCORES/SOUNDTRACKS/T.V. APPEARANCES/MUSIC VIDEOS (partial list)
Jerry Bruckheimer Films/ABC – Coyote Ugly (2000)
Warner Brothers Television/Family Channel – What I like About You (2005)
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)
Cee Lo Green – The Grammy Awards (2007)
*Terrence Howard - ABC – The View (2008)
*CBS – The Late Show with David Letterman (2008)
KNBC – The Late Show with Carson Daly – House Band (2006-2008)
Warner Brothers Television/David E. Kelly – Legally Mad (2009)
Ian Cofino Prod./Hulu – I Got Next Documentary Score (2011)
Rihanna Live – NBA All-Star Game (2011)
Disney Motion Picture Studios – The Muppet Movie Trailer (2012)
Activision– Transformers Fall of Cybertron Game Trailer (2012)
DreamWorks – Madagascar 3 (score) (2012)
Capcom Entertainment, Inc. – Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Trailer (2012)
Koch Entertainment/Deep Silver – Dead Island Trailer (2012)
Open Road Films – Silent Hill 3D Revelation (2012)
Weinstein Co. – Lay The Favorite (2013)
Relativity Media Inc. – 21 & Over (2013)
Warner Bros. Interactive – Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2013)
Koch Entertainment/Deep Silver – Saints Row 4 (2013)
20th Century Fox – Walking With Dinosaurs (2013)
Open Road Films – The Nut Job (2014)
Island Creek Pictures – Me and Her (2015)
Elisa Monte Dance Company – Why So Curious (2015)
Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2016)
JP International – Halfway Movie (2017)
NETFLIX – The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Amazon Studios – Hunters (2019)
COPYRIGHT 2022 TAMING BEAR PUBLISHING