Miles Mosley is an upright bassist, vocalist, producer, composer and arranger.
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 the spring of 2017, he signed to Verve Records, one of the most celebrated and historic imprints. His album ‘UPRISING’ was released on Verve on April 7, 2017. 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 coproduced, 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 bandmember Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ triple CD release, named one of Rolling Stone’s and Pitchfork’s “best albums of 2015”. The Epic Tour has sold out arenas worldwide for the past eighteen months.