John Mosca, a native New Yorker and The Juilliard School graduate, has performed with Pierre Boulez and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Stan Getz. In 1975 he joined the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra which won a GRAMMY® the following year for the Live in Munich album. Mosca served the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra as co-leader from 1990 till 2018, the band garnering 5 Grammy nominations and one win in 2013. Mosca has been actively involved in jazz education for over 35 years, having served on the faculty of numerous university jazz programs including Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut. He presently teaches at SUNY Purchase and William Patterson University.