Miles Mosley is an upright-bassist, singer, producer, composer, and arranger.
Mosley, a teen, was chosen to play bass in the Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band & Choir. Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times jazz critic, praised Mosley as a “technical virtuoso”. His classical training was at the Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles. He also studied with jazz bass legends Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Al McKibbon. He then received his undergraduate degree at UCLA in music. Mosley has expanded his musical repertoire and has mastered a wide range of instruments. He also studied with jazz bass legends Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Al McKibbon, and received his undergraduate degree in music from UCLA.
These last years have been some of the most busy in Mosley’s life. His work has been published in Bass Player Magazine (US, Brazil, Japan), Bass Gear Magazine, Player Magazine Japan, and Vanity Fair’s Rising Stars. He has also c0-designed his own line of upright basses, BLAST CUT, and has created a line signature pick-ups. He has recorded, toured, and collaborated with many artists, including Andra day, Christina Aguilera and Jason Mraz. He composed, arranged, and performed on Terrence Howard’s debut album, “Shine through It”. He was a guest on the Grammy Awards Telecast, along with the Gnarls Barkley Orchestra at the Greek Theater with Jeff Beck, and at the Staples Center alongside Rihanna. He also headlined his own project at The Alex Theatre, with the Glendale Pops Orchestra. He was the opening performer for Korn’s singer Jonathan Davis, and also served as Davis’ solo bassist. Three tracks were recorded by him on Kendrick Lmar’s Grammy-winning album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. He is also the upright bass player for Kamasi Washington’s triple CD release “The Epic”, which was named one of Rolling Stone and Pitchforks’s “best albums” of 2015. For the past 18 months, The Epic Tour sold out all arenas around the world.
Mosley is a founding member of the acclaimed Los Angeles-based group West Coast Get Down (WCGD) and an upright bass player. This collaborative group includes musicians who were born and raised in Los Angeles. They are not only some of the most highly-respected musicians in the world, but they are also uninhibited innovators who effortlessly move through many genres of music. A new project he has with Tony Austin, WCGD drummer/producer, is BFI.
Mosley’s solo album, ‘UPRISING’ featuring West Coast Get Down will be out January 27, 2017. The single “Abraham”, the first single, was named one NPR’s “Top 100 Songs of 2016”. The second single “Young Lion”, which was released in Fall 2016, was praised by publications such as The Los Angeles Times who featured it in their California Sounds section. Rolling Stone also named him one the “Top 10 New Artists You Should Know”.
Mosley is a talented composer, and has composed scores for film, TV and video games. Many entertainment companies have used his compositions including Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers and The Weinstein Company. Capcom, Activision, Capcom, and Activision. His original composition was used in Disney’s “The Muppets”, movie trailer. It was also listed among the Top 10 trailers on MTV 2012. He was nominated for a Golden Trailer Nomination and won a Key Art Award for Best Music. Mosley’s score to Island Creek Picture’s short film, “Me and Her”, (no dialogue), was an official entry in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He was asked to compose music for the Elisa Monte Dance Company in New York. He has just completed the original score of “Halfway”, a feature film starring Quinton (The Blind Side).