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Diane Moser Trio Tributes Jaki Byard for Luna Stage's Music in the Moonlight Series Tonight

Luna Stage will present its next Music in the Moonlight Jazz Concert, featuring Diane Moser Trio in a Tribute to Jaki Byard with Andy Eulau bass & Scott Neumann drums tonight, March 10 at 7pm.

Diane Moser has been composing and performing solo piano and ensemble music professionally since 1973. Raised in Ankeny, Iowa, Moser began her professional career as a solo jazz pianist at the age of 15. She learned her craft, like so many before her, "on the bandstand" with the help and encouragement of the top musicians in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from Ankeny High School in 1975, she went to Iowa City to attend the University of Iowa, playing in the university's big band and leading two of her own bands, Talk of the Town and Satori. In 1977, she moved to San Diego where she was immediately engulfed in the jazz and new music scene, playing with such musicians as alto saxophonist Charles McPherson and bassist Mark Dresser.

Andy Eulau (Bassist) has been on the New York music scene for 30 years. Since 1999, he has been a member of Diane Moser's Composers Big Band, the Diane Moser Quintet and the Diane Moser Trio. He has recorded with the Bill Charlap Trio and the Anthony Braxton Quartet and was a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State in 2003. He is a member of the Jazz Studies faculty at New Jersey City University.

Scott Neumann (Drummer) has toured Europe, South America and Asia with artists such as saxophonist Dave Liebman and vocalist Madeline Peyroux and a part of the Woody Herman Orchestra. Since 2000, he has been a member of Diane Moser's Composers Big Band, Quintet and Trio. He has been the director of drum studies at Lehigh University since 2005.

Ticket: $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, in person (Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm) or at (973) 395-5551.

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