Samuel Mösching is a Swiss guitar player and composer currently living in
Chicago with an Artist Visa that the U.S. granted him in 2013.
He has headlined performances internationally, including in Switzerland,
Germany, Ireland, England and Argentina, being accompanied by illustrious artists
like John Stowell, grammy nominee Mars Williams, Maggie Brown, Vincent
Davis, Ed Wilkerson, Shawn Wallace, Gerry Hemingway, Jonas Tauber, Kendra
Shenk and Marilyn Crispell. He studied music in Switzerland and holds a masters
degree in performance and composition.
The New Samuel Mösching Trio plays his compositions almost exclusively.
Mösching's music is strongly influenced by the European Classical traditions of
polyphonic and Modern Classical music and the American traditions of Blues, Jazz
and Bossa Nova and Free Improvisation.
Mike Harmon, the upright bass player of the trio, is in between the schools of bass
players Charlie Haden and Scott LaFaro. He obtained a Masters in Music degree
from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012. Mike has performed
internationally and with many world-class artists including Robert Pinsky, Kurt
Elling, Steffon Harris, Bobby Broom, Ron Perillo and many others.
Drummer Peter Manheim's interest and love of Brazilian music led him to Brazil,
from where he recently returned after 6 months of studying, teaching, and
performing music. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music, where he studied primarily with Billy Hart and Jamey
Haddad. Peter performs internationally and has had the privilege of performing
with such artists as Gary Bartz, Miguel Zenon, and Robin Eubanks. [+]
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