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The Midwest Clinic Jazz Interview with DownBeat Magazine Featuring Sherrie Maricle

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  • Sherrie Maricle (smaricle@ptd.net)
  • 12/20/2019 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Meeting Room W192
  • From the drum set Sherrie leads The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, her quintet FIVE PLAY and co-leads the 3Divas. From Carnegie Hall, she performs with The New York Pops and from celebrated stages everywhere, she is music director and drummer for Broadway star Maurice Hines. Sherrie is also a busy freelance performer and a published composer/arranger. With her bands Sherrie has performed at many of the world’s most acclaimed music venues and festivals; from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl and Jazz Festivals around the Globe. Additionally, DIVA was featured at the 2017 NEA Jazz Master’s Awards Ceremony; on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and on TCM’s broadcast of the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center. The band also co-stars in the award-winning documentary film The Girls in the Band.Sherrie has received several awards and honors which include a 2014 Ovation award for Best Music Direction in Tappin Thru Life; the 2009 Mary Lou Williams-Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award, a 2013 State Department grant to tour Vietnam, a Doctoral Fellowship from New York University and was twice selected New York University “Music Teacher of the Year.”As an educator, Sherrie runs a private drum set and percussion studio. She is also a clinician for Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Aquarian Drum Heads and Vic Firth Drum Sticks. On a national level, she has served as guest conductor, soloist and adjudicator for many collegiate and high school jazz and All-State festivals.After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 from Binghamton University Sherrie moved to New York City and attended New York University, where she completed a Masters of Arts in Jazz Performance in 1986 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Jazz Performance/Composition in 2000.The DIVA Jazz Orchestra’s 25th Anniversary Project (2018,) is the band’s most recent Cd. In 2019 FIVE PLAY released “LIVE” at The Firehouse Stage and in 2016 the 3Divas recorded their inaugural Cd “LIVE” at WVIA Radio in Pittston, PA.
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