Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band

March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Diane Moser's Composers Big Band

Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Celebrates Women in Jazz
with guest composer Ann Belmont and resident composers Barbara Cifelli and Diane Moser.
March 21st
Sets at 8PM & 10PM
Cover $20

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Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band Celeste’s Women in Jazz this month with guest composer Ann Belmont, and resident composers Barbara Cifelli and Diane Moser.

Ann Belmont is a long-time member of the BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop. Her work has been featured in concert with the BMI Jazz Orchestra, Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, Friends Jazz Orchestra, and under her own name.  She was awarded a Meet the Composer grant to present a performance in Hartford, Conn., of “Kansas”, a piece for jazz orchestra plus strings.
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Barbara Cifelli has held down the baritone sax/bass clarinet/alto flute chair in the CBB since the very first rehearsal in 1996. She is also the baritone/Eb clarinet/flute player of the Ed Palermo Big Band whose CD, Eddy Loves Frank, was nominated for a Grammy and continues to receive rave reviews. She has played with the Lynn Oliver Band, Joe Gallant’s Illuminati, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Buster Poindexter, the Birdland Big Band, the Diva Jazz Orchestra and many others. She has also toured with “Mame” and “Sugar Babies”, and has played multiple woodwinds on Broadway and at the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.

Diane Moser, musical director, pianist and contributing composer, has had many of her compositions played by the CBB. She began composing for big band when she co-founded the band in 1996. Many of her compositions are audience favorites such as: Flipped Kitty in the City, The Journey Home and For My Mother.

Joining the CBB in the band tonight are: alto saxophonist Anton Denner, tenor saxophonist Paul Ostermayer, and trombonist Scott Reeves.

The members of the CBB are:
Saxes: Barbara Cifelli, Marty Fogel, Craig Yaremko, Tom Colao, Rob Middleton and Ed Xiques (emeritus).
Trombones: Erick Storckman, Ben Williams, Matt Haviland and Dennis Argul.
Trumpets: Mike Spengler, Jim Cifelli, Chris Rogers and Rob Henke.
Rhythm Section:
Diane Moser-piano, Larry Maltz-guitar, Andy Eulau-bass and Scott Neumann-drums.

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