Diane Moser's Composers Big Band 19th Anniversary Concert

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band
19th Anniversary Concert
featuring guest composer Linda Miksza and guest conductor Dr. David Demsey

Wednesday March 30

Sets at 8PM & 10PM

Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042

Catch Diane On The Radio
An advance celebration of the Composers Big Band's 19th anniversary and a survey of Diane Moser's music will be airing from 1-3pm EST Sunday March 27th on Mike Kaplan's Dr Newark Presents... internet radio show. Available EXCLUSIVELY on the HD2 Channel (Jazz and What's More) at

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band is celebrating their 19th year of presenting and developing new music for big band! Beginning in January of 1997, the CBB has invited over 100 guest composers and performers and features the music of its eleven resident composers. This month they will feature composer Linda Miksza and her composition "Bottoms Up", inspired by Thad Jones and his "electric period".

The members of the CBB include:
Saxes: Ed Xiques, Rob Middleton, Marty Fogel, Barbara CifellI, Craig Yaremko, Tom Colao
Trombones: Erick Storckman, Ben Williams, Matt Haviland, Dennis Argul
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Jim Cifelli, Chris Rogers, Rob Henke
Rhythm Section; Diane Moser-piano, Larry Maltz-guitar, Tim Ferguson-bass, Scott Neumann-drums

Their resident composers include:
Jim Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Matt Haviland, Rob Henke, Rob Middleton, Diane Moser, Chris Rogers, Erick Storckman, Russ Vines, Ed Xiques, Craig Yaremko

You can always hear jazz big bands that play the classic repertoire, where the music has been. To hear where big band music is going, check out the Composers Big Band.
– George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ

…big band lives…barroom or church, it's all the same to this band of musical trail-blazers. Most amazing are the crowds that are flocking to hear [this] new music- a pivotal point if jazz is to survive and grow
– Jim Beckerman – Bergen Record New Jersey

Big, swinging, and Mingus-esque!
– admin – Lurid Culture-Wordpress

…this stellar band is as good as it gets
– Zan Stewart – Star Ledger Newark NJ

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