Diva Jazz Orchestra

Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra 

line-up: 

rhythm section:
Sherrie Maricle -drums/leader
Tomoko Ohno - piano
Noriko Ueda - bass 

saxophones:
Sheila Gonzalez- alto-sax
Janelle Reichman - tenor-sax 1
Leigh Pilzer- tenor-sax 2
Lisa Parrott - baritone-sax 

trumpets:
Tanya Darby - tead-tp
Jami Dauber - 2nd tp
Carol Morgan - 3rd tp
Nadje Noordhuis - 4th tp 

trombones:
Deborah Weisz - lead-tb
Jennifer Krupa -2nd tb
Leslie Havens - bass-tb

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DIVA Jazz Orchestra - Biography:

DIVA celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018!


Diva is a sensational 15-piece band of jazzwomen which has drawn high praise from critics and public alike since it first appeared on the New York scene in March 1993. Led by the tremendously accomplished Sherrie Maricle on drums, the band is steeped in the history of jazz but its wonderfully varied arrangements are informed with the progressive harmonies of today. Producing powerful and precise ensemble work, the band also boasts some truly brilliant soloists. Viva Diva! - a marvellous big band which gives a new dimension to the great traditions of big band swing.

"The band punched, kicked, roared and swung with a disciplined abandon and an unaffected joie de vivre" - Jazz Times

"Diva played with the vigor and complexity of the big time big bands" - Washington Post

"The musicians have strength, subtlety and eyes-down commitment: there are no less than a dozen soloists of excellent stature and unflagging invention." - Crescendo & Jazz Music

"Diva is the appellation for what, to date, is the most sensational unfolding in local jazz circles this year." - Amsterdam News, New York