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Biography

A guitarist's guitarist, Mosby is a 2x Global Music Award Recipient, 3x ZMR nominee, 2x Global Peace Song nominee and made it on the 2017 Grammy Ballot in three categories.

An innovative guitarist, composer & improvisor who creates an intriguing combination of new age, jazz, folk and world music, Mosby's music is genre-defying.

Broadcast on radio stations throughout the world and licensed on a global platform, Mosby's current album “On Eagle Mountain” entered at #3 on the ZMR charts for 2016 and placed top 10 album album of the year category for ZMR 2016.

Todd Mosby is a seeker and learner who believes in the transformative power of music, exploring a life of creative purposefulness, sharing knowledge and innovations along the way—in all his pursuits, that’s his missive.

"I compose music to share with others, musicians and audiences alike, so they might in turn express an emotional, heartfelt connection to their environment, personal well being and others."

Mosby’s vibrant creativity has led to numerous innovations in music spanning inventive compositions, imaginative technical books for guitar, co-creating a new instrument (the Imrat guitar), to an assortment of guitar related products which enrich and enhance artistic expression.

"Growing up, there was always this freedom to go your own way, to follow the Daniel Boone path of breaking new territory. It was 'You can do whatever you put your mind to!' the St. Louis, Missouri based artist says. ' So, why not build an instrument? Why not be a guitar player but play Indian music?' It wasn’t rebelliousness, it was a persistent curiosity and an unrelenting passion and a drive to expand the creative process at all costs."

Currently, Todd's second production under the Will Ackerman / Tom Eaton production banner titled Open Waters, is due for release in Fall 2018. I Ackerman's words " This is the best set of recordings I have done in decades...".

Mosby also premiered an orchestral version of three compositions from his previous Eagle Mountain CD University City Symphony. Todd Mosby New Horizons Ensemble will be performing a string of Midwest Fall and Winter dates (see calendar) and is a featured guitarist with an amazing line-up of guitarist with Will Ackerman 4 Guitars.

  • “ Unique” is not a word I throw out easily or frequently..."
  • - Will Ackerman, Founder Windham Hill Records

Schooled in composition, guitar and improvisation from Berklee College of Music and live music performance from Tom Jackson Productions, Todd Mosby delivers a transformative concert which engages audiences.

  • “Todd is one of the most innovative musicians of this century…he has mastered the two great mountains of music.”
  • - Ustadt Imrat Khan, India’s greatest living Ustadt.

Mosby is the only guitarist ever admitted into the famed Imdad Khani Gharana of sitar musicians and considered as one of the finest jazz guitarist in the Saint Louis area, headlining area jazz festivals.

Education: MM Music Composition, BA Music Business, BS Business Administration, Professional Certifications Berklee College of Music, Member of Imdad Khani Gharana, Private studies with Mike Stern, Roland Jordan, Imrat Khan to name a few.