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Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down

As a teen, Miles Mosley was selected to play bass for the then-called GRAMMY® All-American High School Jazz Band & Choir (now GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session), and was acclaimed as a "technical virtuoso" by Los Angeles Times jazz critic, Don Heckman. He received his classical training at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, had years of study with jazz bass legends John Clayton, Ray Brown, and Al McKibbon, and received his undergraduate degree in music at UCLA. Since then, Mosley has greatly expanded his repertoire, mastering the bass and a vast array of instruments, deftly blending jazz with rock, pop, funk, and R&B. The last few years have been the busiest of Mosley’s career. In the spring of 2017, he signed to Verve Records, one of the most celebrated and historic imprints. He appeared on the GRAMMY Awards® telecast with the Gnarls Barkley Orchestra, at the Greek Theater with Jeff Beck, at STAPLES Center with Rihanna, and headlined his own project at The Alex Theatre with the Glendale Pops Orchestra. He accompanied singer Jonathan Davis of rock group Korn through North America and Europe, where he pulled double duty as the opening performer and as the bassist in Davis’ solo band. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s GRAMMY-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly; and is the upright bass player for long-time band member Kamasi Washington’s The Epic triple album release, named one of Rolling Stone’s and Pitchfork's "best albums of 2015." Mosley's solo album UPRISING featuring the West Coast Get Down, was released on Verve Records on April 7. The first single "Abraham" was named one of NPR's Top 100 songs of 2016; the album received critical acclaim from publications including the Los Angeles Times, who featured the song in their California Sounds section; and Rolling Stone U.S., France and Russia, who named him one of the Top 10 New Artists You Need to Know; and it has received worldwide radio airplay, including BBC Radio and Apple Beats 1. The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, No. 10 on the Billboard Jazz album chart, and No. 2 on the iTunes Jazz Album charts. In addition to performing and producing, Mosley is an accomplished composer, scoring for film, TV and video games. His compositions have been used by numerous entertainment companies, including DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, The Weinstein Company, Capcom, and Activision. The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to welcome Miles Mosley to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on his career and recently released record UPRISING, followed by a special performance. The evening will be hosted by Scott Goldman, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum.