Kari-On Productions is proud to introduce
CD Title: 3Divas
Label: DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Street Date: March 21, 2017
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Sherrie Maricle is the leader and drummer for The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY, and The DIVA Jazz Trio, as well as co-leader of the 3Divas, percussionist with The New York Pops, and a published composer/arranger. She has received several awards and honors, most notably a 2014 Ovation award for “Best Music Direction” for Tappin’ Thru Life, a 2013 State Department grant funding a tour of Vietnam, and the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center. Sherrie’s bands have toured the world to critical acclaim and have been featured on a variety of TV specials, including the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center, CBS Sunday Morning, and the 2014 Macy’s 4thof July Fireworks Spectacular. As the leader and drummer of DIVA, she is also featured in the award-winning film The Girls in the Band. Sherrie has a PhD in Jazz Studies from New York University and is an active educator, guest conductor and soloist. Visit all of Sherrie’s groups at www.divajazz.com.
Pianist Jackie Warren is well-versed in many styles, but her true loves are jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa. She currently performs with the super-swinging trio 3Divas and Maurice Hines’ Off-Broadway hit Tappin’ Thru Life with Sherrie Maricle and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Jackie also leads her own trio and has played with many other artists and groups, including The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, FIVE PLAY, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, David Fathead Newman, Clark Terry, Richie Cole, Bobby Watson, Frank Foster, and Ken Peplowski.
Jackie performs Latin jazz and salsa with renowned percussionist Sammy Deleon y su orquesta and has backed up numerous international salsa vocalists, including Tony Vega, Ray de La Paz, Ismael Miranda, Tito Rojas, and Cano Estremera, and has also worked with Humberto Ramirez, Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana, and the Cuban group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas. Jackie is also an educator, arranger and recording artist.
Amy Shook is one of the most in-demand acoustic bassists in the mid-Atlantic, coveted for her huge sound and infectious, driving groove. In addition to being a premier performing and recording artist, she is an accomplished composer, co-leads the Shook/Russo 5tet, performs regularly with the Fred Hughes Trio (their most recent album, Matrix, spent time on three national charts), and is thrilled to be a part of the all-women powerhouse trio, 3Divas! Amy has performed with Maurice Hines, Sherrie Maricle and The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Larry Willis, Wessell Anderson, Ali Ryerson, Jim Snidero, and Walt Weiskopf, to name a few. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Arena Stage, Off-Broadway at New World Stages in NYC, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival, and at the White House twice by special invitation. For more information, please visit www.amyshook.com.
Introducing the newest addition to the DIVA family of bands: The 3Divas! This super-swingin’ powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music, with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and effervescent musical joy. Sherrie, Amy, and Jackie met in May of 2014 at the Cleveland Playhouse while playing in The DIVA Jazz Orchestra as part of Maurice Hines’ award-winning show Tappin’ Thru Life. Their energy clicked immediately and the resulting musical synergy was fast and fierce...or as the New York Times said…”Blistering Hot!” From their first shared downbeat, they became kindred-swinging spirits. They are elated to share their music with you.
1. Beautiful Love (9:01) Wayne King, Victor Young and Egbert Van Alstyne
2. Sunshine On My Shoulders (6:25) John Denver, Richard Kniss and Michael Taylor
3. Tennessee Waltz (8:26) Pee Wee King
4. I Thought About You (10:19) Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen
5. Favela (7:38) Antonio Carlos Jobim
6. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (7:39) David Mann
7. The Beat Goes On (6:52) Sonny Bono/adapted from Alan Baylock’s arrangement
Instrument - Player - Pronunciation:
Sherrie Maricle: drums
Amy Shook: bass
Jackie Warren: piano