"The band punched, kicked, roarded, & swung with a disciplined abandon and an unaffected joie de vivre." • Jazz Times
“Drummer and Musical Director Dr. Sherrie Maricle, Acoustic Bass Amy Shook (who did an outstanding job with Maurice on ‘Honeysuckle Rose’) and Piano Jackie Warren really rock the joint.” • Cleveland Examiner
Let’s Hear It For The Girls!!! It’s ALL LADIES….ALL NIGHT! The True Blue Women of Jazz take the Stage in a first of its’ kind Concert for True Blue Jazz. It’s an evening of Jazz with every musician delivering a woman’s touch to each & every song…because…they’re ALL Women! And they are among the best Jazz Players out there anywhere!!!
Opening this Concert Event is a Cape Region favorite…Shades of Blue. It’s a group of lady musicians who have immersed themselves in Jazz, R&B, & Blues. The four women focus on straight ahead jazz, focusing on 1930s and ’40s like the music of Duke Ellington & Billie Holiday. With Christy Taylor on the Keyboard, Stephanie Shelton on Sax, Vocalist Elaine Foster, & Cherisse Taylor at the Drums. As the musical mood swings during their performance…it can be all at once intense & energized, or…like a breeze, gently drifting through a curtain… to something deeply melancholy & blue. Experience this full color Jazz Show with the Ladies of Shades of Blue.
Then….HOLD ON TIGHT!!!…be prepared to be brought to your feet by a powerhouse, super-swingin’ trio that sparked the fire that ignited the award-winning show Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, described by the New York Times “blistering hot.” It’s The 3Divas!!!
3Divas plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and unified musical joy. 3Divas combines exuberance, creativity and happiness to create a seriously swinging, highly energized and fun-filled musical experience for everyone.
3Divas is helmed by swinging drummer Sherrie Maricle. Her DIVA 15 piece Big Band exudes the excitement and force found in the tradition of the historic big band orchestras, but with an eye towards today’s progressive sound of originality and verve. With New York as their home base, DIVA performs all over the world playing contemporary, mainstream big band jazz composed and arranged to fit the individual personalities and styles of the musicians themselves. Audiences can expect to hear high-energy performances packed with unique improvisation, spontaneity and fun.
This breakout Trio from the Diva Big Band is the newest of several smaller unit projects that Sherrie takes out on the road. As the 3Divas Leader, you still find Drummer Sherrie Maricle, along with Bassist Amy Shook & Pianist Jackie Warren. Always keeping the energy high, Amy & Jackie provide a beautiful jazz groove, while Sherrie Maricle is swingin’ it hard behind from the Drum Kit!
BE THERE…to embrace all the fabulous sounds, swingin’ & swayin’ that will captivate Room when these True Blue Women of Jazz bring it all to the stage at Clear Space Theatre & unleash their GIRL POWER x 2!!! Catch Shades of Blue & 3Divas….in a VERY LIVE evening of REAL, Straight Ahead Jazz! ONE SHOW ONLY!!!… appearing with the 2018 True Blue Jazz Festival on Friday Night, October12th in a 7:30pm – 9:30 pm Show!