“Hers is a singular voice, both in its soaring resonance and in its poignant perspective, a rarity in a musical environment that champions teen queens and bitter babes…”
– Lee Zimmerman, GOLDMINE Indie Label Spotlight
“Her insights, instincts and “comments” on our world/society are fabulous. A significant talent in so many ways.”
– J. Rollings, Herberger Theater
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Originally from Philadelphia, she began her music career as a classical pianist and then a songwriter. Her credits include including SARAH VAUGHN, SISTER SLEDGE and MICKEY MOUSE.
Since 2000, she has released five solo CDs, with her most recent, “Passing Trains”, produced by Grammy nominated producer, the late John Jennings (Mary Chapin Carpenter) rocketing to #20 on the Folk/DJ charts in February, 2017.
ANNIE the PIANIST
At the age of 16, Annie won the Bucks County Symphony Youth piano competition and was the featured guest soloist, performing Mendlessohn’s piano concerto with the Symphony. She went on to major in piano performance at Indiana University in Bloomington, with a minor in Theater.
At Indiana, she studied classical piano with Frederick Baldwin and Hans Boepple, and jazz piano with David Baker. After college, she worked in dinner theater outside of Philadelphia as the pianist and musical director.
Originally from New York, she began her music career as a classical pianist, then as a songwriter, writing for film, television and other recording artists, including SARAH VAUGHN, SISTER SLEDGE and MICKEY MOUSE. In 1992, she wrote the lyrics to Kathy Sledge’s hit single, “All of My Love”. In 2007, she was a co-writer on Disney’s top selling Halloween card “They Don’t Scare Me”.
In 2001, Annie Moscow stepped out as a solo artist with the release of her first CD, “Wolves At My Door”, about the midlife shattering of illusions, of which THE WASHINGTON POST wrote: “Annie Moscow is rewriting the rules.” Since then, Annie Moscow has released four solo CDs and written, produced and performed seven one-woman shows featuring her original music for the Herberger Theater, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Moscow has just released her fifth CD, “Passing Trains” (produced by the late JOHN JENNINGS of MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER), a collection of songs chronicling her emotional journey through divorce and her (now) ex-husband’s gender transition.
- The Nash (premier Jazz club, Phoenix AZ)
- Herberger Lunchtime Theater (7 one-woman shows, going into 8th season)
- Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
- Theatre Artists Studio, Phoenix, AZ
- The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, CA
- Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, AZ
- Don Quixote’s, Fremont, CA
- Fiddling Cricket Concert series (at Mission City Roasters in Santa Clara, CA)
- 2008 Nominee in Best of Phoenix Awards
- House concerts throughout AZ and CA
- Festivals including: Phoenix Fringe Festival, International Pop Overthrow, City of Phoenix Sights and Sounds, Harmonizing with Humanity, Solfest Southwest, AZ Family Women’s Expo”, Tucson Folk Festival, Tucson Festival of Books, FarWest Folk Alliance
- Library concert series
- The Awakening Conference (where I opened for author, Don Miguel Ruiz)
- Art gallery concert series
- House concerts throughout AZ & CA
- Churches throughout AZ including Science of the Mind, Unity and Creative Living Fellowship
ANNIE MOSCOW is available as
- a single (vocals + piano)
- a duo (vocals + violin or guitar)
- a trio (vocals + violin + percussion)
- or a larger band
“She’s smart and funny and tells it like it is.”
“Her poetry hits hard. She says what most of us are feeling, but don’t ever say.”
“Love that lyrics are intelligent and take you somewhere.”
“She has a very strong, real connection to her audiences. It’s like “we’re in this together”.
“I usually only listen to bluegrass, but I’m playing her songs all the time!”
“I can’t get the songs out of my head.”
“I adore her work. When I see her perform I am seeing absolutely all of a woman. it makes me feel open and raw because she’s tapped something way inside – the music, the feeling… this is a woman who has been through life – the good and the bad.”
“A ‘performer’s performer’”