About the Artists
The New Samuel Mösching Trio plays almost exclusively original music. 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. Living in Chicago Swiss guitarist Samuel Mösching included Mike Harmon on Bass and Peter Manheim on drums for his trio.
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 artists like John Stowell, grammy nominee Mars Williams, Rusty Jones, Jimmy Bennington, 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.
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.