Robert Mosci sings and plays the Steinway grand at Bemelmans Bar
ROBERT MOSCI - Bio
Singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer: Robert Mosci is a musician with an exceptional range of skill and experience. Born in New York City, he grew up in a family of musicians, and had mastered an eclectic array of instruments and musical styles by the time he reached his teens. Robert played classical bassoon with several orchestras (including performances with Stokowski and Ormandy), and performed as a keyboard player, blues harpist, and singer with local NYC bands.
Studying all aspects of jazz and popular music at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, his skills were honed as a pianist while he added saxophone to his impressive instrumental credits. In Boston, Robert performed with several popular area groups and also developed a solo act, incorporating original music into his performances.
Following his return to New York, he played regularly in clubs on the Greenwich Village scene, including a steady engagement at The Other End. He soon began performing at some of New York's elegant nightspots, and eventually became the resident musician at the Beekman Tower Hotel’s famed art-deco room, the Top Of The Tower on New York’s east side. Mosci also performed at the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room, including as the opening act for Andrea Marcovicci, and Diahann Carroll, among many others. Following his long stint at the Beekman, Robert settled in as the featured performer at the fabled Water Club, overlooking the East River. Known for his sensitive vocal and piano interpretations of pop standards and original songs, he attracted a large and loyal following of listeners.
Mosci can currently be heard as solo or with trio at the fabled and historic Bemelman's Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, where he has been featured in the NY Times.
Mosci's latest release is a digital single, Our America, with matching music video. The socially conscious video is being featured by the Southern Poverty Law Center. His CD and online release HD World, a 5 song EP of all original music. had the title song used as part of the soundtrack for the indie film "Small Truths", and has received airplay on the nationally syndicated radio program Undercurrents. Boardwalk & Brownstone, his 5th release, is a collection of pop/rock standards and originals, and has gotten national airplay, including on "Undercurrents". Holidays, his 4th Zographia album, received radio airplay on more than 300 stations and features Mosci's lighthearted take on traditional and original holiday music, accompanied by a superb group of NYC studio musicians. His first 3 CD releases, First Portrait and One by One, and his Sinatra tribute Frankly Speaking, have all received significant national radio airplay.
Chip Defaa, cabaret/jazz reviewer in the New York Post called Robert’s a “pure, smooth, yearning voice”, and Erickson Blakney in the Boston Globe said “Mosci has a rich, smooth voice-perfect for sophisticated classics”. Cadence Magazine, The Review of Jazz & Blues said of Robert, “Mosci knows how to set a mellow, enjoyable mood and he does it consistently”.
Robert has also composed and recorded several sports music themes, including a jingle used for a NYC sports radio talk show host, and a theme eventually purchased by a major New York baseball franchise.
He is married and lives in cozy Staten Island, where he and his wife are raising their two children.
Robert’s work has been unmistakably marked by this breadth of influences-from the classic, to the best of contemporary sounds-as well as by his innate musical sensibility. His artistry as composer and lyricist is more than matched by his dynamic performance talents.