Ciara Moser

Bassist, Composer, Producer & Educator | Apprenticeship: Nate Smith | Creative Mentorship: Sheila E.

Ciara Moser

Bassist, Composer, Producer & Educator | Apprenticeship: Nate Smith | Creative Mentorship: Sheila E.

Ciara Moser, originally from Dublin but raised in Austria, currently calls Boston her home base. As a blind bassist of Austrian-Irish descent, she showcases her versatility across various musical styles and genres, seamlessly blending into band, orchestra, film, and ensemble projects, both in live performances and studio sessions.

She earned her Master’s in jazz performance from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA under the guidance of esteemed mentors like John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Victor Wooten. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in music pedagogy from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She has participated in programs including the Woodshed Network residency  directed by Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Jazz Ahead Residency directed by Jason Moran.

Since collaborating with Danilo Perez in January 2022, Ciara has graced stages with him worldwide, from the Chile Jazz Festival in Santiago, the Paradiso Jazz Festival in Italy, and the Hay Festival in the UK to the Cultural Summit in Abu Dhabi. Alongside other international performances in the UK, Panama, Ecuador, Canada, Austria, and Germany, she has shared the spotlight with renowned artists such as Braxton Cook, and Victor Wooten.

In October 2023, Ciara released her debut album, “”Blind. So What?”” The jazz/fusion album, exploring themes of music and blindness, received praise and major articles from publications like Premier Guitar Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine and Jazzwise Magazine. Notably, one of its tracks was honored with the “”Young Jazz Composers Award 2023″” by the ASCAP Foundation.

Following a successful and sold out release tour in Austria through established jazz venues such as Porgy & Bess Vienna and Jazzit Salzburg Ciara’s album gained exposure on national television and radio channels such as ORF3 and Ö1. She headlined the 20-year celebration of the Institute for Popular Music at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, showcasing a big band version of her composition “The Call to See Beyond.”


Photo by Manuela Haeussler

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