In celebration of the release of his second solo album, TLC, indie jazz guitarist Mark Mosley will perform at the Si Salsa Restaurant in Pikesville, Md., on Sept. 11. Mosley developed a passion for jazz at a young age. Although he initially pursued a career as an Army paratrooper and eventually became an elementary school teacher, his musical fire continued to burn. While attending Morgan State University, he got the opportunity to tour Spain for 17 days with jazz legends Dr. Lonnie Smith and Lou Donaldson.

Since his initial release, Mosley has received praise from numerous music critics. His latest album is a collection of smooth jazz pieces complete with new renditions of Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” and Errol Garner’s jazz standard “Misty.” For this project, Mosley called on a collection of talented artists including bassist Stanley Banks, pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs and drummer Buddy Williams.

“Mark Mosley is an excellent guitarist with a clear tone, a harmonically advanced style and a swinging approach,” jazz critic Scott Yanow said in a statement. “Mosley’s tone and style at various times is reminiscent of Pat Martino, Russell Malone, Kenny Burrell and others in the modern straight ahead idiom. He builds up his solos logically, takes some chances, and yet always sounds relaxed and confident, even at faster tempos.”

In addition to his album release performance, Mosley’s Trio and Quintet will kick off a series of events in the Baltimore/D.C. area.

For more information and a calendar of show events, visit: www.guitaristmarkmosley.com.