Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout the U.S. with jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, dance companies, and theater companies. She earned a B.A. from Empire State College in New York and an M.M. in Jazz Piano from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Harold Danko and Jaki Byard.
As a leader, Diane currently has several ensembles that express her wide diversity of musical interests. She is the musical director, pianist and contributing composer of Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, a 17-piece big band formed for the purpose of developing and presenting new music for big band. Presenting monthly concerts beginning in January of 1997 and currently in residence at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ, the band features the music of its 11 resident composers, and has featured over 100 guest composers and performers as well. Since 1999 she has led her quintet, The Diane Moser Quintet, and since 2002 The Diane Moser Trio, with revolving members trombonist Ben Williams, bassist Mark Dresser, drummer Gerry Hemingway, alto saxophone and clarinetist Marty Ehrlich, bassist Andy Eulau, drummer Scott Neumann, drummer Michael Sarin, alto saxophonist Anton Denner, alto saxophonist Ed Xiques, drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Duncan Moore.
As a collaborator, she has been a featured performer and composer with Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Howard Johnson, Oliver Lake, Judy Bady, Tina Marsh, Charles McPherson, Curtis Pagler, Diamanda Galas, Jim French, Yale Strom, poets Marilyn Mohr and Bill Zavatsky, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Tri-City Symphony of Davenport, Iowa, The Drifters and many others.