Samuel Mösching is a professional guitarist, composer and bandleader who has headlined performances internationally, including in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, England and Argentina, being accompanied by illustrious artists like John Stowell, Mars Williams, Rusty Jones, Gerry Hemingway, Maggie Brown, Vincent Davis, Jimmy Bennington, Reuben Gingrich, Jim Baker, Zeshan B & The Transistors, Jonas Tauber, Lola Regenthal and Cormac McCarthy. The long list of venues and festivals include the Blue Note and the Lincoln Center in NYC, Ravinia, The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Constellation, Bonnaroo Festival, Late Night with Stephen Colbert at the Ed Sullivan Theater, and Cliff Bells in Detroit.
As a composer, he has written hundreds of pieces mostly in jazz and modern classical context. Samuel’s talent has been recognized by his peers all over the world.
After hearing Mösching, John Hollenbeck, who is one of the most influential composers and drummers of our time once said : “Samuel’s time feel is as strong as a tree.”
Samuel Mösching started playing the guitar at the age of ten. His talent got recognized during his first lessons. His teacher was able to see, past the young student’s hyperactive and unfocused energy, a remarkable ability capable of picking up instrumental skills.
Samuel’s first compositions arose at the age of 12. To date, he has written hundreds of pieces for different groups and instruments. Also while he was 12, his new instrumental teacher, Anton Brüschweiler, decided to immediately confront his new, highly talented student with jazz harmonics, scales and ear training. Instead of just learning the motion of the scales, the young guitarist decided to sing the material the same time he played it. This explains why most of the time Mösching still sings the notes he’s improvising.