Welcome to Barry Mosley Jazz Valve Trombonist Website
JAZZ ARTIST / EDUCATOR / COMPOSER
The valve trombone has had a unique place in jazz history. Early 1900s valve trombonist such as Brad Gowans and Juan Tizal set the path, later followed by Bob Brookmeyer and Rob McConnell. Barry Mosley is continuing the great jazz tradition of this beautiful sounding unique instrument. .
As a young trombonist, Barry was a many times stage guest of jazz great Chet Baker in the mid 1980s. Chet Baker‘s cool West Coast Jazz as well as Bob Brookmeyer influenced Barry‘s playing. Jazz that is lyrical and really swings, also including beautiful jazz ballads and bossa novas.
As a leader, Barry has formed trios or quartets that have performed at the best Los Angeles jazz clubs, including Vitellos, Spazios, Edwin Mills, The Squashed Grapes, Red White and Bluezz, Jax Bar and Grill, the Left Coast Wine Bar art Gallery, Coles downtown LA, the Hip Kitty in Clairmont , Caffe 322, Colombo’s and more....
Barry Mosley‘s group has also performed for the HOLLYWOOD ANNIE AWARDS ( animation film awards) for for the last seven years. Other private events include Project Cuttle Hollywood fund raiser, and events at the Riviera Country Club, Marina Del Ray Yacht Club, and more....
The focus is on playing great lyrical jazz with the unique sounds of valve trombone.
BARRY MOSLEY Jazz Valve Trombone
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
This video is a trio performance live in Los Angeles California at the Left Coast Wine Bar and Art Gallery.
Still photos at Full Circle Studios recording the JAZZ TIME CD. featuring music from the final mix .
Barry Mosley Jazz Band ( quartet ) at Jax Bar and Grill in Glendale Ca. With Stephan Oberhoff on piano, Mike Hughes on drums and Peter Boskovitch on bass.
This CD has had radio play in the USA and Europe. A rare collectable CD of valve trombone jazz. This is a natural jazz recording without overdubs. Barry' s trombone voice with the great talents of Stephan Oberhoff on piano and Cliff Hugo on bass. Classic songs include SUMMERTIME, MY ROMANCE, I COULD WRITE A BOOK, HOW INSENSITIVE, THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE, MY LITTLE BOAT, BYE BYE BLACKBIRD , and Barry's SPEAK EASY BLUES .......