DMOCBB: Short Quotes

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band celebrated its 15th anniversary at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ
George Wirt — The Montclair Times

For 15 years, pianist Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band has been a dazzling showcase for new works that explore and expand the horizons of the jazz orchestra.
Tim Wilkins – The Star Ledger

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

You wanit fresh, lively, unexpected stuff? That’s what you’ll get!
— Hot House Magazine

…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

What we have here is the ability to communicate. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no fusion. This is 17 musicians playing jazz. This is one well rehearsed and precise band.
— Dave Marcus – The Audiophile Voice

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

Moser has emerged as a first class jazz pianist.” She “is a catalyst for new music” and “is creating a new dynamic and greater role for new jazz and improvised music in New Jersey.
— George Kanzler – Star Ledger Newark NJ

Moser, a pianist and composer,has inspired audiences with her fresh and lively compositions.
Thom Randall – Fall Guide 2009 Southern Edition

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band gave a magnificent display of large ensemble artistry.. the music ran from thumping rock beats to undulating swing, and offered anything from smoothly-blended saxophones to uproarious, free-for-all ensemble sections.
Zan Stewart – The Star Ledger Newark NJ

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

She has an incredible heart and is so soulful. She embodies the real spirit of jazz – fun, humor, adventure, entertainment, swing and taking chances.
Mark Dresser/George Vargas – San Diego Union-Tribune

Big-band leader is genius at large
Zan Stewart – Star Ledger Newark NJ