Mark Mosley was only 11 years old when he first picked up the guitar. That one single act put him on the road of a lifelong musical adventure that would allow him to discover a deep love of many different styles of music. The Blues first lit his soul – particularly the styles of B.B. King, Freddie King and Albert Collins; and then it was jazz that caught his attention! During a high school band trip to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, he became mesmerized after seeing a live performance from Oscar Peterson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, and David “Fathead” Newman. This once in a lifetime experience motivated him to learn all he could about this sensational original American art form.
This multifaceted young man later graduated from the U.S. Army and Naval School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia all the while playing in numerous local R&B and jazz bands. Mark’s music has always been a driving force in his soul, but this man also gave more than his musical talents to the world. Mosley was an Army paratrooper while stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and also served as a Hurricane Katrina Army National Guard volunteer. Even while focused on his military and educational careers, the Baltimore based Mosley has kept his musical fires burning, and has finally achieved his longtime dream with the highly anticipated release of his second solo CD TLC, whose title is truly indicative of the detailed love and overriding sense of passion he brings to the music on this diverse set of ten infectious originals and emotional new renditions of Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” and Errol Garner’s jazz standard “Misty.”
Mark on Eastman
The John Pisano guitar is a great guitar and I received comments about its sound and looks from others on it’s first gig with me. The neck dimension is great for fingerpicking and fast playing with comfort. The workmanship is fantastic. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the guitar. I’ve always found something wrong on any other guitar I’ve owned. This guitar will be around with me until can’t play anymore.
What Others Have to Say About Mark
Mark’s latest CD “TLC” has been favorably reviewed in Smooth Jazz News and is receiving international airplay on Sirius/XM satellite radio.