Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
$20 pp music charge $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
One set 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $20 pp music charge $7 pp minimum (food/drink)
“Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band 22nd Anniversary Concert!”
featuring guest composer Ann Belmont
Celebrating 22 years of developing and presenting new music for big band.
(Photo credit: Dennis Connor)
Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band celebrates its 22nd year of developing and creating new music for big band! Joining the celebration is guest composer Ann Belmont. Ann 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 ComposersBigBand, 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.
Read more about Ann at http://www.annbelmont.com
Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band was formed in 1997 for the purpose of developing and presenting new big band music. This l7-piece band has hosted over 100 guest composers and performers, with musical offerings ranging from straight ahead jazz to Latin, lndian ragas, funk, blues, experimental, and everything in between. Diverse presentations have included: poets, actors, electronics, film, Soundpainting and even a Jazz opera! Homage is paid to great composers of the past by playing the music of Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, George Russell and Jaki Byard, while simultaneously exploring the future of big band music.
Joining the CBB in the band tonight are: alto saxophonist Anton Denner, tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson and drummer Gene Lewin!
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 bigband music is going, check out the ComposersBigBand.”
– George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ
“…bigband 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