All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Todd Mosby

Todd Mosby Todd Mosby

St. Louis based composer, inventor and recording artist Todd Mosby has been performing genre-defying music — a blend of jazz, classical, and traditional Indian raga — for over 35 years. The contemporary acoustic and electric guitarist is the ONLY guitarist outside of the royal family in India, who has mastered the 20-stringed Imrat, which he co-invented. India's first family of sitarists dates back 500 years with an unbroken lineage.

“My goal as an artist is to introduce new audiences to a hybrid fusion of jazz, classical and Indian music while creating multi-field performances in unique and unexpected venues.”

Currently, Todd Mosby is in production of an acoustic guitar based set of recordings with Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records, a multi-Grammy Award winning Producer and Musician with ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mosby's fusion music for the AXIS Band creates great grooves and hybrid styles which cross pollinates rhythms of different genres; Brazilian, R'nB, Pop, Afro-Cuban, BeBop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Middle Eastern and Hip Hop. Mosby's compositions are a terrific platform for amazing soloists to soar over lush harmonies and connect for an awe-inspiring audience experience.

Mosby has mastered multiple musical forms, enabling the St. Louis native to create works that are both highly creative and intelligent. His chamber orchestrations include solo, duet and chamber works for vocals, violin, cello, harp, guitar, piano, bass, drums, percussion and string quartet

Read more

Tags

”Todd is one of the most innovative musicians of the 21st century”. - Ustadt Imrat Khan

“Mosby incorporates more influences into his compositions and performance on guitar than anyone I've ever worked with and he doesn't just dabble in those influences; he masters them. His knowledge of Indian music is quickly apparent, but his virtuosity in and love of jazz is equally present...Somehow he manages to synthesize these disparate elements into a singular musical voice that is unique in my experience...and 'unique' is not a word I throw out easily or frequently. Sometimes, however, it's apt; as it is with Todd Mosby.” - Will Ackerman, Founder, Windham Hill Records & Multi-Grammy Award Winner and ZMR Lifetime Achievement Award

“Mosby's guitar style moves easily from bop into Pat Metheny like jazz rock.” - Riverfront Times

“Mosby Group is led by master guitar player Todd Mosby, a gifted musician who combines searing jazz rock ala John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, and Pat Metheny, with North Indian rag influences.” - Sea Of Tranquility

Voted One of St

Read more

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

St. Louis

Photos

Albums

Album Open Waters by Todd Mosby

Open Waters

Produced by Will Akerman
2019

buy
https://soundcloud.com/toddmosbymusic/01-gliding

Watch

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.