Toni Mora was born in Madrid (Spain) where he began his musical studies at the young age of 10 learning classical guitar at the Reina Sofía Conservatory in Madrid. Few years later he begins to study Jazz guitar with a private teacher from his home town. In 2004 he receives a scolarship to study in The Netherlands where he completed a 4 years Bachelor Program in Jazz Guitar Performance and Teaching at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (CODARTS).
He had the chance to participate in Masterclasess with some of the greatest musicians in the Jazz World like Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Scofield, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Jonathan Kreisberg, Jeff Ballard, etc.
During those years he has worked with many different projects and performed with musicians such as Hans Van Osterhout, Miguel Rodriguez, Marc Cuevas, Tomás Merlo, Ander García, Gianni Gagliardi, Paco Perera, Santi Colomer, David Gonzalez, Juan Galiardo, Arturo Serra, John Abercrombie, Jean Paul Estievenart, Noam Israeli, Jody Spina and many others.
Toni Mora has also participated in several albums as a sideman such as the Lovro Ravbar’s album "Rush Hour", Kim Joonghyuk "Time Remembered" Maria Cavaes "My Self" where he also worked as Composer and Arranger, Ｐｅｐａ Niebla Reinassance In 2014 he decided to move to Brussels, where he is currently based, and where he has completed a Master program in Jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Since then he is an active musician of the Brussels Jazz scene where he is leading his own Quartet and has been working with many different projects and musicians from the local scene.
Toni Morarecorded his first album as a leader under the title "Beyond Words" which was released under the label Unit Records on the 16th of June of 2017. His new Album “Space Folklore has been released last May 20th 2022 under the Belgian label Hypnote Records.
Quick fingers, a warm sound, strong songs
and refreshing creativity - the debut of the
young Spaniard Mora on Unit prepares
pleasure all along the line. Mora's sound
is based on his role models like Kurt
Rosenwinkel or Jonathan Kreisberg. You could
almost think it was the New York influence,
but the Spanish-born Spaniard has lived in
Brussels since 2014. The eleven own
compositions are guitar vehicles and make
guitar fool's heart beat faster. Starting with
Mora's flair for courageous solo introductions
- many of which can be found here - to his
virtuoso solos. The songs are mysterious and
complex, like "Get Used to It": Mora's fast-
paced guitar arpeggios are supported by
of the band before the troupe deftly slows
down the tempo for the B-section. "Luxury" is
syncopated theme that evokes Monk's
"Evidence". The young band feels just as
comfortable with tracked rhythm as well as
rock grooves or ballads. In particular, pianist
Hendrik Lasure stands out as an imaginative
sound innovator and key wizard. A fresh CD
with great, dark compositions and passionate
solos. Mora promises an exciting musical
Jazz’n’More Magazine by Phil Stöckli