Born in 1967, and raised on Long Island, Dave got into rock music very young, and went on to play in bands all through high school and college. While attending American University Dave was deeply inspired by a jazz history class taught by the great Jazz Historian Rusty Hassan, and was bitten by the “ Jazz Bug “. Eventually he settled into the Washington D.C. jazz scene where he studied with guitarists Paul Bollenback and Paul Wingo. He also studied ear training with Asher Zlotnik.
On April 12, 2002 Dave Mosick released his debut CD Amalgamation to widespread critical acclaim. Joe Zupan, Jazz Director at WICN FM says, “With this debut recording guitarist Dave M hits the nail on the head not once, but twice. Not only is the playing clear, clever and concise, but the title, “Amalgamation,” also describes exactly what is delivered. Webster’s defines the word as “the mixing or blending of different elements,” and that’s precisely what Dave presents with this recording.”
Based in Washington DC, Dave M maintains a busy schedule performing, as both a leader and sideman. Dave is also an in demand jazz educator, regularly hosting clinics and giving private lessons. In August 2003 Dave was the featured jazz guitar clinician at The Washington Jazz Academy. Dave’s unique concepts in Jazz Improvisation have been published in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine.
“Jazz guitarist Dave Mosick has beautiful tone, exquisite technique and a deft touch, all of which point to high quality musicianship. Dave impresses as a player for the Ages. He has the touch and the tone of a master.”
– Jazz review