L.A.-born Miles Mosley is a true force on the upright bass, incorporating effects pedals, his bow, his vocals and a horn section for his one-of-a-kind forward leaning solo projects. In addition to his solo career with his band, he has performed, recorded, produced and toured with artists including Chris Cornell, Christina Aguilera, Sean King, Mos Def, India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Jason Mraz, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and Cee Lo Green. Considered one of the world’s “premier upright bassists", many have called him the 'Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass', and a 'master musician and live performer'.
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 has a new duo project, BFI with WCGD drummer/producer Tony Austin. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly; and is the upright bass player on long-time bandmember Kamasi Washington’s The Epic, the critically acclaimed triple CD release.
As a Composer, he has won multiple awards for his original Compositions in Film/TV and commercial media campaigns such as The Muppets Movie and Dead Island: Riptide. His compositions have been used by numerous companies including DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, The Weinstein Company, Capcom and Activision. His original composition was featured on Disney’s The Muppets movie trailer, listed as one of MTV’s Top 10 trailers of 2012, receiving a 2012 Golden Trailer Nomination for Best Music and a 2012 Key Art Award win for Best Music. Miles recently completed the original score for Halfway (2017), an upcoming feature film starring Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side).
Mosley’s new album, UPRISING, released at the end of January 2017 at #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart, #10 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, and #2 on the ITunes Jazz album chart. The first single “Abraham” was named one of NPR’s ‘favorite songs of 2016 so far’, he was featured as one of Vanity Fair’s Rising Stars, and was named one of Rolling Stones ‘Top 10 Artists You Should know Now’. He will tour the UPRISING album worldwide with members of the West Coast Get Down starting in April, 2017.