Todd Mosby New Horizons Band
An award winning instrumental composer, songwriter and Imrat guitar innovator, Todd Mosby is a storyteller and a landscape artist. He uses the guitar to whisk listeners away to a borderless realm where jazz, fusion, raga, bossa-nova, and folk-rock create transporting and transformative experiences.
A veteran recording & touring artist Todd Mosby brings latest release, Land of Enchantment, to life at the Blue Strawberry. A gorgeous scrapbook of the visual, emotive and cultural interactions, Mosby’s music exudes a sense of spirituality and joyous mystery. His compositions feature strong melodies, sometimes sung by female vocalists recalling the aesthetic of Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes; virtuosic but lyrical instrumental prowess; deep-pocket grooves informed by a variety of jazz, world, and rock-based traditions; and a deep sense of spiritual intent. Coming along for the ride are Saint Louis mainstays Steve Davis - drums; Rob Row - piano and Ben Coen - bass.
Along the way, he has earned raves from Performing Arts Centers across America, Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman; Vinnie Colaiuta (Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa); producer Jeff Weber (Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, David Crosby); India’s Music Ambassador Ustadt Imrat Khan; 17-time Grammy Nominee and jazz guitar legend Mike Stern; and Berklee College of Music President, 7-time Grammy Award Winner, and jazz legend, Gary Burton.
Todd Mosby is a Grammy voter, won the ZMR Broadcasters Award two years in a row (2019, 2020) for best Contemporary Instrumental Album, USA Songwriters Competition Awardee (2021), Global Music Awardee and appeared in Guitar World Magazine.