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The Diane Moser Quintet

Pianist/composer Diane Moser has been featured throughout the U.S. with jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, dance companies, and theater companies. Since 1999 she has led her quintet, The Diane Moser Quintet with Mark Dresser-bass, Gerry Hemingway-drums, Marty Ehrlich-alto sax/clarinet, Ben Williams-trombone and revolving members: bassist Andy Eulau, bassist Ken Filiano, drummer Scott Neumann, drummer Michael Sarin, alto saxophonist Anton Denner, alto saxophonist Ed Xiques, tenor saxophonist Bob Hanlon,tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed and trumpet player Rob Henke. Diane Moser received the Chamber Music America’s 2003-2004 “New Works: Creation and Presentation" grant to create her composition “Music for The Last Flower”, a 50 minute suite inspired by the James Thurber book "The Last Flower" (written in 1939 as a protest to the invasion of Poland) an anti-war story and a plea for peace. The work is in 6 movements (the last three movements segue together) and spans from free improvisation-to structured improvisation in many musical styles (Contemporary/Jazz/Latin). This recording was supported by a grant from New Music USA’s CAP Recording Grant, made possible by endowment funds from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. Other quintet projects include: Diane's film score for the award winning film "Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Alex Masket", Ashcan Films 2009, directed by filmmaker Dennis Connors, recorded by The Diane Moser Quintet and their recording in 2001 "Looking Forward, Looking Back" on Twin Rivers Records.Diane has garnered many awards in composition including Chamber Music America, Meet The Composer, the American Music Center, New Music USA, the Mary Flagler Carey Charitable Trust and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. She has also received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Arts and in 2011was named the Mid-Atlantic Arts Creative Fellow at the Millay Arts Colony.