Welcome to Barry Mosley Jazz Valve Trombonist Website
JAZZ ARTIST / EDUCATOR / COMPOSER
Inspired by the great valve trombonist BOB BROOKMEYER, Barry Mosley is dedicated to playing jazz valve trombone. The first important jazz valve trombone masters were JUAN TIZOL and BRAD GOWANS in the 1930s and 1940s, setting the stage for others to follow.The valve trombone has a unique place in jazz history.
Barrys first great jazz credit as a young artist was performing many times with jazz legend CHET BAKER in the mid1980s by Chets invitation. The lyrical qualities of Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker has been a major influence on Barrys approach to jazz. In Los Angeles Barry was mentored by trombone legends SLYDE HYDE and BILL WATROUS.
Performing with his trio or quartet, Barry has been performing at top Los Angeles jazz clubs for many years as well as performing for special Los Angeles society events. Barrys valve trombone style has also been greatly influenced by the cool sounds of California s WEST COAST JAZZ providing for a unique and always swinging jazz experience.
LAJAZZ.COM review from Colombo's Jazz Room
" Instrumental stand-out was Barry Mosley on valve trombone. Clearly a student of valve giant Bob Brookmeyer, Mosley's tone was soft, sweet and hypnotic, yet thick with power and drive. This is a man who practices… long and often. "
Jay Jackson LAJAZZ.COM
The classic cool jazz of Barrys trio or quartet creates a great atmosphere for events show, dinning or cocktail hour. We enjoy playing events and working with event planners. Some credits include..
THE HOLLYWOOD ANNIE AWARDS ( 7 years consecutive shows ) , MASONS CHRISTMAS PARTY at MARINIA DEL RAY YATCH CLUB, PROJECT CUTTLE CELEBRITY FUND RAISER in Longbeach, Ca, RIVERIA COUNTRY CLUB NEW YEARS EVE in Pacific Palisades, ED FISCHEL LAW OFFICES PRIVATE PARTY Highland Ca, and more....
Performing in Los Angeles, some jazz club shows include the following.
VITELLOS in Studio City, JAX BAR AND GRILL in Glendale, THE SQUASHED GRAPES in Ventura, EDWIN MILLS in Pasadena, THE HIP KITTY in Claremont, COLOMBOS JAZZ CLUB in Eagle Rock, THE LEFT COAST ART GALLERY WINE BAR, CAFFE 322 in Sara Madre, RED WHITE and BLUEZZ in Pasadena, SPAZIOS in Studio City, COLES DOWNTOWN LA ...and more.
MUSIC. FROM THE “ JAZZ TIME “ CD
Performance live at HIP KITTY JAZZ CLUB