Howie started piano lessons in Huntington N.Y. at the age of 7. At the age of 9 he started playing trumpet in the school band. Private piano and trumpet lessons continued through High School. In 10th grade Howie joined the High School choir, and started playing in his first rock band on a Farfisa organ. In 11th grade he made the Suffolk County, N.Y. All-County Choir. In 12th grade he made The New York State All-State Choir.
Now Howie is a freelance artist in the Washington D.C. area and plays solo and has played with numerous bands including: Unstrung, the Howie Jung Trio, Radio King Orchestra, Vic Simas Big Band, Swing Shift, James Bazen Pizza Band, Olney Big Band, High Society, Doc Scatlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra, and the Frankie Condon Big Band. Howie likes to drop in for an occasional piano lesson with D.C. jazz legend Ron Elliston.
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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
Guitarist Eric Waters graduated from George Mason University, receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in Classical Guitar Performance. Since 1972 he has performed professionally, in a variety of styles, on electric, classical and steel-string acoustic guitars.
Eric has toured extensively in over two-thirds of the United States and portions of Canada. His performing experiences range from working with such notables as the legendary Chuck Berry to classical master classes with Brazilian guitar virtuoso Carlos Barbosa-Lima. He has performed for such eminent figures as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Dole, & Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.
Eric’s vocal and instrumental compositions have received prizes in both regional and national competitions causing him to be nominated and serve as a judge in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contests. Selected by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, he was included among the candidates for the Virginia State Community College Artist Residency Program. He has contributed as an author to Guitar Player Magazine and made appearances on local radio and television.
Presently an Adjunct Instructor of Guitar in the Music Department of The George Washington University, Eric performs as a soloist and free-lances as an accompanist in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is published by Mel Bay Publications.