Maurice Mo Egeston is a pianist, band leader and educator from St. Louis, Missouri. He spends his musical time leading bands and writing music while also working as a collaborative pianist, accompanist and educator in both the classroom and private studio.
A longtime veteran of the St. Louis music scene, Mo currently leads Mo Egeston (Mo E) All-Stars who released their debut album in 2017 followed by 6 singles in 2020-2021. Pre-Pandemic he developed and hosted an event called Late Nights Grooves @ the Dark Room, created through his residency (first year) with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.
In 2021 Mo relaunched his Celebrate the Groove event (first developed at Lola) that features original music and rotating guest vocalists who perform Mo’s re-imagined arrangements of vocal classics touching on jazz, soul, r&b and electronic music
Mo Egeston All-Stars brings to life the groove and dance floor influenced styles that have been a part of Maurice Mo Egeston's original music since his days with Urban Jazz Naturals. The All-Stars have developed a unique sound, influenced equally by traditional jazz improvisation, modern soul, Latin grooves, electronic music and studio style production.
Egeston emerged as a band leader in the 1990s with regional favorites Vargas Swing. He later wrote and released music globally with the pioneering live electronic music project Urban Jazz Naturals and was a member of St. Louis based rock band Brothers Lazaroff from 2008-2014.