Doug Mosher/Jon Estes

LATEST CD: Southern Lights

DOUG MOSHER: Tenor Saxophone

JON ESTES: Acoustic/Electric Bass 

Doug Mosher is a tenor saxophonist who has lived in Nashville since 2010. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. In 2014, Mosher was featured in the critically acclaimed film Land Ho!, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was internationally distributed by Sony. That same year, his saxophone improvisations were an integral component in the underlying film score heard in Listen Up Phillip, which starred Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss. In addition to being a first grade classroom teacher, Mosher continues to collaborate with a wide array of artists, including a clarinet feature on Grammy nominated Kim Richey’s latest release, Thorn in My Heart.

Jon Estes is a well known name in the Nashville, TN music scene, as a wide ranging and versatile upright and electric bassist. He has recorded and toured with artists such as Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Steelism, Ben Sollee, Leagues, and many more. Estes studied jazz upright bass at the University of Miami and honed his chops in New York before settling back in his hometown of Nashville. Estes remains dedicated to making original creative music, whether working in the studio with producers Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) and Brendan Benson (Raconteurs), or playing jazz with local legends such as Jeff Coffin and Chester Thompson.


“The music is stunning. What a beautiful honest vibe it
has. Very, very visual. Really lovely. [Doug’s] sound is so
organic…you got to the human voice, brother. BRAVO.”
– Alan Pasqua (Bob Dylan, Santana, Tony Williams, Alan Holdsworth)
“The recording sounds really great! I love the textures,
and Doug’s sound in particular. Such a refreshing departure
from all the hard blowing saxophone playing we hear
today. You guys create some wild and interesting moods in
this duo setting. I like the compositions and interplay between
the two of you very much. A real breath of fresh air! Bravo!!”
– Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets, Buddy Rich)
“Doug Mosher and Jon Estes have a very unique musical relationship
and the music they have produced on ‘Southern Lights’ is hauntingly
beautiful. There is no showboating or the usual ‘chops fest’ going on here.
This is straight from both the heart and soul of these two brilliant artists
and I think you should listen to it carefully.”
– Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Mu’tet)



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