LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jazz pianist and vocalist Daryl Sherman will perform classic piano jazz on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.
The concert, which is free to the public, is the first event in the fall semester's Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series at Bucknell, a series made possible by funding from the Weis family.
Sherman will perform with James Chirillo, guitar, and Boots Maleson, bass.
Mainstay of Manhattan nightlife
Called "smart, funny and swinging" by Gary Giddins of Village Voice, Sherman is a mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, for years and until very recently singing and playing for New Yorkers, international visitors and dignitaries almost daily in the Waldorf Astoria's lobby at a famed Cole Porter Steinway.
"Sherman's winsome voice, cozy delivery, and sure piano work turn such chestnuts as 'Don't Worry 'Bout Me' and 'Then I'll Be Tired of You' and her own standard-to-be, 'Welcome to Manhattan, into things of intimate beauty," wrote Steve Futterman in The New Yorker.
Artie Shaw band
When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Daryl Sherman was his singer of choice and still appears occasionally with the band’s current leader Dick Johnson. She also has sung with Germany's WDR Jazz Orchestra, the American Jazz Orchestra and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra in tributes to Mildred Bailey and Paul Whiteman.
Most recently lauded for appearances at the Algonquin's Oak Room, Iridium Jazz Club and Feinstein's At The Regency, she also has appeared with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in vocal workshops for their annual Essentially Ellington program.
'10 Best of 2006'
Her latest CD, 'Guess Who's In Town' was included in The New Yorker '10 Best of 2006.' Other notables she has performed and recorded with include Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Bob Dorough, Kenny Davern, Harry Allen, Tommy Flanagan, Ken Peplowski, Joe Cohn, Jay Leonhart, Dick Sudhalter, Barbara Lea, James Chirillo, Boots Maleson, and the UK's Dave Green.
Jazz festival appearances include JVC in New York and Newport, Atlanta, March of Jazz in Clearwater, and aboard the QE2. Her voice is heard weekly in "Maya The Bee", a widely acclaimed puppet show produced by The Culture Project. She also has been a featured guest on Fresh Air with Terry Gross and Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, all broadcast nationally.
For more information, visit www.darylsherman.com/index.html.
Other performances in the Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz series are:
Sept. 24: The Ronny Whyte Quartet with featured guest vocalist Hilary Kole. Pianist, composer and vocalist Ronny Whyte will be joined by Boots Maleson, bass; Vinson Valega, drums; and John Hart, guitar.
Oct. 29: Kenny Barron, piano, and Stefon Harris, vibraphone and marimba.
All events in the Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series are open to the public without charge.
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