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Moser, Diane

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Diane Moser
Composition

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Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout the US with jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, dance companies, and theater companies.  She is the musical director/pianist/contributing composer of Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, a seventeen-piece big band formed for the purpose of developing and presenting new music for big bands. Presenting monthly concerts beginning in January of 1997, the band features the music of its seven resident composers, and has featured over 80 guest composers and performers as well. Since 1999, she has lead her quintet, The Diane Moser Quintet, and was awarded a grant in 2003 through Chamber Music America’s  “New Works: Creation and Presentation" to compose an extended work for her quintet, “Music for The Last Flower”, based on the book by James Thurber. She has been a featured performer and composer with Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Howard Johnson, Oliver Lake, Charles McPherson, Curtis Pagler, Diamanda Galas, Jim French, Yale Strom, Andrew Cyrille, poet Marilyn Mohr, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Tri-City Symphony, The Drfiters and others.


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