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About

A melodic, lyrical composer and performer, Rob Mosher is a musician well versed in the jazz and classical worlds, committed to furthering the growth and combination of the two. Specializing on soprano sax and the woodwind family, Mosher is a celebrated creator with a uniqueness of voice and an interest in exploring genre fluidity.

Recipient of a 2009 ASCAP Young Composer Award, Rob has released three albums to date including Polebridge, described as ” chamber music for the wild west”, 31 Chorales where he composed 31 Bach-Style Chorales in 31 days, and Storytime – The Tortoise, a collection of catchy melodies and exquisite counterpoint described as “heartbreakingly beautiful, with melodies that stop the listener in their tracks” by the Hartford Courant.

Canadian born and raised, Rob graduated with a music degree from the University of Toronto and participated in the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to New York City, where he is active as a leader and sideman, performing at the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and countless international Jazz, Classical and Folk festivals and concert series.

Mosher’s other musical projects include: a Jazz Quartet; Soprano/Soprano, a classical duo with soprano sax and soprano operatic voice and numerous commissions to compose new music for a variety of chamber ensembles. Mosher has also appeared as a freelance oboist and performed and recorded often as a jazz sideman. He was a member of the 40 Fingers Saxophone Quartet from 2001-2004.

Awards received include three prestigious Canada Council Grants to Professional Musicians (2003, 2008, 2013) as well as a 2007 Puffin Foundation Educational Outreach award.

Projects

Polebridge

Chamber Music for the Wild West.

Storyville

Lushly scored 10-piece musical odyssey of that contains echoes of Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, Kurt Weill, Darius Milhaud, Debussy and Bach.

31 Chorales

Daily challenge to compose 31 Bach-style chorales in 31 days. Took 32.

Trickle

Featuring Rupert Boyd on acoustic guitar, Trickle explores harmony and sound-color free of tempo.

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    "heartbreakingly beautiful, with melodies that stop the listener in [their] tracks"
    Hartford Courant

    "Mosher does for music what Renoir has done for art"
    JazzReview.com

    "graceful, generous, lyrical...a musical odyssey well worth embarking upon"
    Blog Critics Magazine

    "one of the year's most impressive debuts"
    All About Jazz

    "strong, well crafted, highly arranged, listenable, and accessible music"
    All Music Guide

    "a gifted composer who offers a fresh and updated approach"
    All About Jazz

    "ambitious, thoroughly composed music"
    Ottawa Citizen

    "an organic updating of what might once have been termed Third Stream music"
    Time Out New York